PES congratulates PES Women president Zita Gurmai on her election as a Hungarian MP

11/04/2018

Zita Gurmai

The Party of European Socialists congratulates PES Women president Zita Gurmai on her election as a member of the Hungarian parliament. The PES values her commitment to women’s rights and her determination to fight the reactionary, authoritarian government led by Viktor Orban.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

‘I believe in the strength of Hungarian parliament. Zita Gurmai and MSZP will be the voice of the modern, democratic opposition in Hungary. They will represent the rights of minorities, of the poor, of the oppressed and of women, who are considered to be second-class citizens by Orban.

"I encourage Zita Gurmai to make her voice heard, just as it is today as the president of PES Women. Progressives are on the side of women’s rights and democratic rights."

The PES will strengthen its support for our Hungarian member parties MSZP and MSZDP in their fight for democracy and against Orban's abuse of power.