Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said the European People’s Party is suffering a leadership crisis, recording its worst performance of the past twenty years in the latest European parliamentary elections.
According to MTI, Gulyás told a regular government press briefing that Fidesz was the strongest and best-organized member of the EPP, representing the values of the EPP’s founding fathers. He said Fidesz was willing to help the EPP if there were demand for it. “It also has other political opportunities and political alternatives,” he added.
In response to a question concerning Germany’s CDU electing a new leader, he said the election was important not only for Germany but for the whole of Europe, considering that the CDU’s leader would be in pole position among the candidates for chancellor. He expressed hope that the CDU would get a leader who sought pragmatic cooperation with central Europe, despite potential differences of opinion.
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