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András Fekete-Győr Re-Elected as Leader of Opposition Party Momentum

Hungary Today 2018.06.11.

András Fekete-Győr was re-elected as the leader of  the opposition party for another two-year term at a meeting of  Momentum’s delegates’ assembly.

Fekete-Győr has already garnered over 50% in the first round of the vote, the party said. After the vote, Fekete-Győr said that since Momentum officially became a party last March, the party had gained a bit more than 200,000 voters.

At the April 8 general election, won by Fidesz-Christian Democrat party (KDNP) alliance with a two-thirds majority, Momentum, which was founded in 2015, got  over 3% of the ballots. According to Fekete-Győr, this result

indicates that there is a huge demand for a new political generation in Hungary.

He added that there is still much to do but claimed “we are heading in the right direction and have the enthusiasm needed.”

Momentum came into the political spotlight last year with its successful signature-collection drive for a referendum on Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. The signature drive was a massive success, with around 266,000 signatures collected; shortly thereafter, the Hungarian government and the Budapest City Council decided to officially withdraw Budapest’s bid.

via MTI

featured photo: János Marjai / MTI