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Magyar to take up EP seat

Peter Magyar, the deputy leader and EP list-leading candidate of the Respect and Freedom (Tisza) party, has said he will take up his European parliamentary seat.

“It’s true that I’d said multiple times that I didn’t plan on taking up this seat, and I understand the many criticisms I’m getting because of this,” Magyar said in a livestream on Facebook on Tuesday after the European People’s Party voted to admit Tisza into its EP group. He added, however, that his party had an “influential and big group” in the EPP, which presented them with “a lot of opportunities”.

He said Tisza now had the opportunity to build an international network and gain support and knowledge from its international partners, “which is invaluable in a parliamentary election campaign”.

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