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3rd Jun 2023

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Orban withdraws support for Weber's presidency bid

Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban said on Monday his Fidesz party no longer supports Manfred Weber, the European People's Party (EPP)'s lead candidate to be the EU Commission's next president. The European People's Party and Orban agreed to suspend the Fidesz's membership last month. "Weber has said he does not want to be commission president with the votes of the Hungarians," Orban said, describing this as an "insult" to Hungarians.

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