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Christian Democrats Call on Opposition to Address ‘Racism, Murky Affairs’ of Szerencs Candidate

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.08.

The ruling Christian Democrat (KDNP) party on Tuesday called on the leftist parties to address allegations against László Bíró, a joint opposition candidate in a by-election in the town of Szerencs.

Lőrinc Nacsa, the deputy leader of KDNP’s parliamentary group, insisted that Bíró, of the conservative Jobbik party, had exhibited “racist and anti-Semitic behaviour, had murky business affairs” and mistreated and threatened his employees.

The leftist parties continue to “keep mum” about those very serious issues, he said.

Supreme Court Rules Jobbik Can't Officially Back Their Nominee at Crucial By-Election
Supreme Court Rules Jobbik Can't Officially Back Their Nominee at Crucial By-Election

After the Kúria, Hungary’s supreme court, upheld the Election Committee’s (NVB) decision, it is now official that Jobbik member László Bíró cannot be officially backed by his own party at the by-election that decides whether Fidesz-KDNP will still have a two-thirds majority in Parliament. However, the logos of all the other parties backing the joint […]Continue reading

On the remarks of Ferenc Gyurcsány, the leader of the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) regarding Attila Vidnyánszky, the recently appointed head of the supervisory board of the University of Film and Theatre Arts, Nacsa said Gyurcsány “wants to build a country where right-wing artists are not safe”. He called Gyurcsány’s remarks “shocking”, saying they were reminiscent of the communist era.

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