The Momentum Movement, a new group in Hungary whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, said Sunday it has become a political party.
Over 140 party members voted unanimously at a general meeting on Saturday in favor of the decision and party officials will launch the legal registration process next week.
Led by 28-year-old Andras Fekete-Gyor, the party said it rejects the left-right political divide and seeks to replace ideologies with “value-based politics.” Though based in Budapest, Momentum plans to have candidates in all districts across the country in the 2018 parliamentary elections.
“There is no solidarity on the right and no positive image of the nation on the left,” the party said in a statement. “It is clear from our (referendum) initiative that voters need something new.”