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Jobbik Accepts Outcome of Budapest Local Election Opposition Preselection

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.07.01.

The opposition Jobbik party has said it accepts the outcome of the Budapest local election preselection and will support the winner, Gergely Karácsony, and no other candidate.

The nationalist party said in a statement late on Saturday that it had taken part in organising the opposition preselection in the capital since it firmly believed a single opposition candidate should stand against the ruling Fidesz party in the whole country, including in Budapest.

The statement added that Karácsony was the left-wing mayoral candidate and therefore Jobbik is not taking part in the campaign to promote him. But the party will not back any other candidate, it added.

Opposition DK’s Kálmán States Full Support for Karácsony

The second round of the primary was held between June 20 and 26. Fully 68,240 Budapest residents participated. Karácsony garnered 33,355 votes.

In the featured photo: opposition Budapest preselection winner Gergely Karácsony. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI