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Hungary's Orban withdraws support from Weber for top EC job

Hungary's Orban withdraws support from Weber for top EC job
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's ruling Fidesz party no longer supports Manfred Weber's candidacy to be the next President of the European Commission, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday.

"The Hungarian prime minister is elected by the Hungarian people," Orban told a news conference with Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache.

"Weber has said he does not want to be Commission President with the votes of the Hungarians," Orban said, saying this precluded any further support for Weber.

(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs)

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