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European centre-right suspends Hungary's Fidesz

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has been suspended from the main pan-European centre-right party family until further notice, the European People’s Party’s President Joseph Daul said on Wednesday.

The decision, made by a vote of delegates from member parties meeting in Brussels, follows widespread calls for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party to be disciplined over alleged violations of rule-of-law principles.

“The suspension entails: no attendance at any party meeting; no voting rights; no right to propose candidates for posts,” Daul said in a tweet.

(Reporting by Thomas Escritt; editing by Foo Yun Chee)

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