Hungarian minority organisation gets new leader

Lendava, 10 January - The Pomurje Hungarian Self-Governing Community (PMSNS) got a new president on Monday evening, with Dušan Orban succeeding Ferenc Horvath, the minority's representative in the National Assembly. Unrivalled, Orban was appointed in a unanimous vote at the first meeting of the organisation's new council.

The headquarters of the Pomurje Hungarian Self-Governing Community (PMSNS).
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Horvath, who led the PMSNS for 12 years, decided not to vie for the post again after failing to be appointed to the PMSNS's council by the organisation's Lendava branch in December.

The Lendava chapter appoints 10 of the PMSNS's 12 council members. However, only ten were appointed in December, as Horvath and another candidate failed to garner sufficient support.

Horvath later said he would respect the decision but could not understand it. He said personal interests prevailed over those of the community. Being an MP for the Hungarian community in Slovenia, he remains open for cooperation with the PMSNS's new leadership, he said.

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