Thibaut Francois

Versions of names: Thibaut Georges Henri FRANCOIS

Thibaut Francois is one of the Deputy Secretaries-General of the Identity and Democracy Group of the European Parliament.


Individual observers at the 2022 parliamentary election in Hungary


Identity and Democracy Group

Institutional affiliation to Identity and Democracy Group at the EP, Deputy Secretary-General

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Corresponding elections

In anticipation of the OSCE ODIHR mission’s criticism of the Hungarian parliamentary elections, the Hungarian authorities decided that they needed to counterbalance the expected OSCE’s criticism with positive assessments of the elections. To this end, and for the first time in the history of any EU Member State, Orbán’s government invited dozens of friendly politicians, journalists, and civil society activists whose aim was to endorse the elections. These friendly observers – among them members of the European Parliament and of the PACE of the Council of Europe - praised the conduct of the parliamentary elections.