18 people reported as election observers
And the Alliance acted. For the Hungarian election, she assembled 18 election observers from her ranks to defend the narrative of fair elections in Hungary. The “Alliance for the Family” from the Czech Republic was there, for example, and “Abogados Cristianos”, the “Christian Lawyers” from Spain. However, the largest group was the most notorious of all these organizations: “Ordo Iuris” from Poland, with which a cooperation agreement had existed since 2020, a “twin organization” of the Hungarian center, it was said at the time. A functionary of “Ordo Iuris” is president of the “Alliance for the Common Good”.
“Ordo Iuris” is probably the most influential non-governmental organization in Poland, and “Politico” counted its boss Jerzy Kwaśniewski among the 28 most influential Europeans in 2021. With “Ordo Iuris” he is leading a campaign against LGBT rights, alleged early sexualisation, contraception and abortions . The organization even wanted to spy on Ukrainian women in Polish hospitals to prevent abortions.
The roots of the organization can still be seen in the coat of arms, a lion: they lie in the Brazilian “TFP” (tradition, family, property), which in turn fights with a network in many countries for a world like 40 or 50 years ago: fewer rights for women and minorities. German aristocrats associated with AfD politician Beatrix von Storch also play a role in the network.
“Planning Conservative Counterrevolution Globally”
Ordo Iuris chief Kwaśniewski headed the Alliance’s election observation commission in Hungary. He was also there when we met again at the CPAC in Hungary: The meeting was “the best opportunity to set up the Central European conservative counterrevolution globally.” Central and Eastern Europe must “work together to counterbalance the old democracies of Western Europe”.
At the request of t-online and “Vice”, “Ordo Iuiris” replied that there was no relationship with the Hungarian ruling party. The organizations involved bore the costs of the election observation mission. The twin organization, the Hungarian “Centre for Fundamental Rights”, which shares the address with the “Alliance for the Common Good” in Budapest, naturally did not take part in the mission. “It’s obvious because the center is a Hungarian entity,” Kwaśniewski told the Polish portal Frontstory.
In an interview, he also assured that the observer mission was committed to the highest principles. The delegation also spoke at least to opposition politicians and the media. “You can only be a neutral observer if you are in line with the principles,” said Kwasniewski. “We are not here to influence political processes.”