02 Sep, 2019

Liberalisok leader steps aside

Last week, the leader of the Hungarian Liberal Party Liberalisok, Gábor Fodor, announced his resignation. The reason for his decision was that "the authoritarian system created by Fidesz could only be countered by developing a new type of cooperation among the opposition."

While Mr Fodor has undergone numerous conflicts in recent years in order to reinforce his liberal policy, he believes that now is the time for a leader in the liberal political community who is not burdened by the debate of recent years. On Monday 2 September, a meeting of party delegates unanimously approved the leader's decision. Liberalisok should have a new leader by the end of November.

Gábor Fodor founded the Hungarian Liberal Party in 2013 to be an independent representative of liberal politics. In 2014, he entered the Hungarian Parliament as chairman of the party, and in 2018, Anett Bősz, the Liberals' executive, took over in Parliament. The aim of Gábor Fodor was to build a political community committed to European values ​​and freedoms in Hungary.

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