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BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary's prime minister says he thinks the main candidates for president of the European Union's executive arm are unsuitable for the job.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday that he won't support Manfred Weber from the center-right European People's Party because Weber insulted Hungary by saying he didn't want its votes.
The European People's Party is the biggest political group in the European Parliament. It recently suspended Orban's Fidesz party over concerns about weakening democracy in Hungary.
Orban hosted a visiting Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache on Monday. Both said they want anti-migration forces to prevail in upcoming EU parliament elections.
Strache said Orban's "new way of thinking ... helped stop illegal migration" in Europe. Orban had fences built on Hungary's southern borders in 2015 to keep out asylum-seekers. stop migrants.