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October 7, 2022

Former senator Eckstein Kovacs Peter resigns from UDMR after 28 years: The glass is full

Former senator Eckstein Kovacs Peter announced on Saturday evening at the protest from Unirii Square from Cluj-Napoca for the fifth day in a row, that he resigns from his quality of a member of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) after 28 years, being dissatisfied with the party’s position related to the Laws on Justice.

Eckstein Kovacs Peter stated on Saturday evening in front of more than 400 protesters from Unirii Square, that the amendments to the laws on Justice have been adopted with UDMR’s votes.

“Piata Libertatii (e.n. – Freedom Square), as Piata Unirii (e.n. – Unirii Square) was called in the past, is an important place, therefore I announce here that I resign as a member of UDMR. I disagree with many things, but the thing that filled the glass is UDMR’s position related to the Laws on Justice. The amendments to the Criminal procedure Code have been adopted with UDMR’s votes. Also, the collusion with PSD contributed to my decision, since it is unacceptable to me. After 28 years since I became a member of UDMR, the glass is full” Eckstein stated.

His announcement was applauded by the participating protesters.

11 tents are placed in Unirii Square from Cluj-Napoca. The protesters said that they will stay there nonstop, until the Dancila Government will fall. They are chanting “No to the Government” and “Resignation”, as well as “Iohannis, Iohannis”, after the head of state announced that he will candidate for a new term as the Romanian President.

Eckstein Kovacs Peter was a UNMR senator until 2008, and between 2009 and 2011, he was President Traian Basescu’s counselor. Eckstein is one of the UDMR founding members and he was the leader of the liberal platform within the Alliance.


Kelemen about Eckstein’s resignation: He hadn’t an active contribution in the recent years


UDMR Chairman Kelemen Hunor stated that former senator Eckstein Kovacs Peter, who announced that he resigns from UDMR, didn’t have an active contribution to defending the rights of the Hungarian community in the recent years.

In a statement made at the request of MEDIAFAX, Kelemen Hunor said that he regrets any withdrawal from the organization and wishes luck to Eckstein Kovacs Peter in his further activity.

“We regret any withdrawal from the organization, we wish him luck in his further activity. Our principles or goals remained and will remain unchanged also after this withdrawal. In the recent years, Mr. Eckstein Kovacs Peter hadn’t an active contribution to defending the rights of the Hungarian community” Kelemen stressed.


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