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STATE SECY: WEBER 'OFFENDS' HUNGARIAN VOTERS

 

EPP group leader Manfred Weber has “offended” Hungarian voters through saying that he would rather refuse the post of European Commission President than win it with votes by Hungary’s ruling Fidesz, Prime Minister’s Office state secretary Judit Varga wrote in a Facebook entry. Weber told Germany’s public media on Friday night that he strived to win the election “from the middle” rather than through support from the right. “Such remarks are impermissible. Weber has offended Hungarian voters who, similarly to other European citizens, will send deputies to the European Parliament through a democratic vote,” Varga wrote, adding that Weber has “fallen hostage to a pro-migrant Left”.