French presidential election shows demand for reform


Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary congratulates Emmanuel Macron for his confident victory in the French presidential election. We find it indicative that the political parties playing a key role in France over the past decades have been unable to reach out to the citizens, and the election was decided between the two reformist candidates, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

Even though Marine Le Pen’s programme is in several respects closer to Jobbik’s position, the second round of the election clearly showed French people’s conviction that European changes must not be deferred any longer. Although we are convinced that the two-speed Europe outlined in President Macron’s programme, if causing a further economic and social divergence of the EU’s western and eastern parts, would be unacceptable for Hungary, we do hope that France’s next presidential term will provide answers and solutions for several key issues.

In Jobbik’s view, the outcome of the French presidential election is yet another sign that the political forces of the 20th century are no longer able to cope with modern challenges; France’s election between Macron and Le Pen demonstrates that, politically speaking, the country has arrived in the 21st century, where Jobbik’s election victory will take Hungary as well.


Márton Gyöngyösi, Jobbik MP