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Hun­gary Backs Poland’s Call for Belarus Elec­tion Repeat

Hun­gary backs Poland’s call for the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in Belarus to be repeat­ed with inter­na­tion­al mon­i­tor­ing, For­eign Min­is­ter Péter Szi­jjártó said on Face­book on Monday.

Pol­ish Prime Min­is­ter Mateusz Moraw­iec­ki on Sat­ur­day said the elec­tion should be rerun with inter­na­tion­al observers mon­i­tor­ing the polls.

Szi­jjártó said: “It’s not an exag­ger­a­tion to say that the phone lines are lit both at the prime min­is­te­r­i­al and the for­eign min­is­te­r­i­al lev­el in con­nec­tion with the devel­op­ments in Minsk.”Related arti­cleGov­ern­ment Hes­i­tates As Youth Orgs Refuse to Sign State­ment Against Belarus ViolenceGovernment Hesitates As Youth Orgs Refuse to Sign Statement Against Belarus Violence

Amid grow­ing pres­sure, the Fidesz-led gov­ern­ment has yet to con­demn or even take a stance at all in con­nec­tion with the events accom­pa­ny­ing the prob­a­bly-rigged Beloruss­ian elec­tions. What is more, none of the gov­ern­ing alliance’s youth orga­ni­za­tions signed an EPP state­ment deal­ing with the vio­lence and the ques­tion­able results. Up until now, the gov­ern­ment didn’t […]Con­tin­ue reading

The min­is­ter said he held talks with his Lat­vian, Eston­ian and Lithuan­ian coun­ter­parts on the sit­u­a­tion in Min­sk on Mon­day morn­ing before con­sult­ing Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Orbán who had spo­ken with Moraw­iec­ki by phone.

Hungary’s deci­sion to sup­port the Pol­ish posi­tion on the sit­u­a­tion in Belarus “demon­strates once again the strength and impor­tance of the Viseg­rad Group”, Szi­jjártó said.

Source: Hun­gary­to­day