Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Monday that “Hungary’s government and its head” cannot be in the position to support a European Commission presidential candidate who has announced that he does not want the vote of Hungarians.
At a joint press conference held with Vice-Chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache, Orbán was asked to comment on ruling Fidesz’s decision to withdraw support for Manfred Weber’s candidacy.
Weber has said he does not want to become commission president with the help of votes from Hungary, Orbán added.
“This is a serious position and a violation of the principle to always respect voters,” Orbán said.
The government does not consider any of the candidates in the EC presidential campaign to be suitable and “we are looking for a suitable candidate”, he told the press conference.
As we wrote on MArch, Manfred Weber, the group leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), said in Budapest that his talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had been constructive and covered several issues, but some problems had remained unresolved. Read more details HERE.