Party politics should have no role to play in relations with ethnic Hungarian communities abroad, Socialist leader Attila Mesterhazy said on Wednesday after talks with senior officials of the ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party.
Giving priority to the policy of the nation, Hungarian Socialists wish to help Hungarian communities in line with their needs rather than intervene in their internal political affairs, said Mesterhazy, who is attending a session of the European Parliament’s Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in Bucharest.
“We disagree [...] with Hungarian government members and senior politicians participating in the Romanian [local election] campaign and thereby reducing the chances of other political parties,” he said.
Laszlo Borbely, RMDSZ deputy leader in charge of political affairs, said that his party had remained an authentic representative of Romania’s Hungarian community after the local elections.
“We look up to Hungary and want to see a strong Hungary, one without conflicts that have a negative impact on Hungarian minorities abroad,” Borbely said.
Ahead of the local elections in Romania in early June, foreign state secretary Zsolt Nemeth and House Speaker Laszlo Kover attended conservative party rallies organised by ethnic Hungarian parties, running against RMDSZ.