Zsuzsa Hegedűs, one of Viktor Orbán's longest-serving advisors, has resigned from her post as the Prime Minister's special envoy for social inclusion. The sociologist confirmed her decision to Hvg. hu and sent the newspaper a letter she wrote to Viktor Orbán and sent to the prime minister on Tuesday morning. In the letter, she wrote, referring to the Prime Minister by his first name because of their old acquaintance:
“I sincerely regret that it was a disgraceful statement that has forced me to sever a relationship that, although increasingly difficult for me to manage since your illiberal turn, seemed sustainable in the short term. However, after such a speech, which goes against all my fundamental values, I have no choice. Although you never restricted my full freedom in any way, just as you originally promised when you offered my this position, I must now publicly break with you because of what you said in Tusnádfürdő.”
Ms Hegedűs said, referring to the Hungarian Prime Minister’s statement where he said that “There are places where European and non-European peoples mix, and where European peoples mix, like the Carpathian Basin. "We are not a mixed race" – he said – "and we do not want to be".