Budapest to host CPAC on March 25-26


Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump speaking at the 2021 CPAC.

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Budapest will host the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a gathering of conservative activists and elected officials from the United States and beyond, on March 25-26, 2022, Miklós Szánthó, the director of the Budapest-based Center for Fundamental Rights said on Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

CPAC, which is organized by the American Conservative Union (ACU), touts itself as the "largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world".

The event will be held in Budapest's Várkert Bazár, with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as keynote speaker, Szanthó said.

Hundreds of participants from several countries are expected to attend, including Santiago Abascal Conde, the head of the Spanish right-wing VOX party, and Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, he said.

U.S. senators and house representatives, "prominent members of [U.S.] intelligentsia, heads of European research institutes and journalists" have also been invited, Szanthó said.

The first edition of CPAC took place in 1974. Over the years, it has drawn the most prominent conservatives, including incumbent presidents, he noted.


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