Tibor Szanyi, former deputy leader and former MEP of the Socialist party, has announced that he is leaving the party. Szanyi said on Twitter that the Socialists “are not leftist enough” and that the Hungarian political spectrum lacks a leftist party critical of the “regime”. Next to such critical approach, climate consciousness is another feature connecting leftist groups that have been “popping up left and right” in the country, Szanyi said, adding that the “task” would be to mould those groups into a community. Szanyi’s membership was temporarily suspended in June, in the wake of sharp remarks he made concerning his party’s leadership after the European parliamentary elections. He was withdrawn from his post as deputy leader in July after another clash with the party leadership.