|President of Momentum Movement|
|Assumed office |
3 February 2017
|Born||13 April 1989|
|Political party||Momentum Movement|
|Alma mater||Eötvös Loránd University|
András Fekete-Győr (born 13 April 1989) is a Hungarian activist, lawyer and politician. He is the leader of the Momentum Movement (Hungarian: Momentum Mozgalom) party and led the NOlimpia campaign.
He went to primary school in Solymár and then to the Ferenc Toldy High School. He then continued to the Eötvös Loránd University with an Erasmus visit to the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany.
After working at a few different firms, he decided in January 2014 to return to Hungary to start a political movement. In 2015 the Momentum Movement was founded by 9 people.
In 2017 he led the NOlimpia campaign, a signature-collection campaign to stop Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The campaign was successful; after NOlimpia collected 266,151 signatures (of 138,000 required to automatically trigger a public referendum), the national government preemptively withdrew the city's bid.
On May 18, 2017 Fekete-Győr caused controversy after he and other Momentum members walked into the offices of pro-government news portal origo.hu without permission. The protesters tried to ask a journalist about an article suggesting—falsely, Momentum claimed—that another leader of the movement had embezzled funds from an earlier start-up venture. Pro-government media portrayed the event as a break-in, and Fekete-Győr as threatening, although independent media (e.g. index.hu) were also critical of Fekete-Győr's tactics.
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