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Kósa: Opposition Strategy of Joint Candidates Has ‘Failed’

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.26.

The opposition’s strategy to field a single joint candidate against nominees of the ruling parties for the upcoming municipal elections has “failed”, Lajos Kósa, campaign chief of ruling Fidesz, told public broadcaster M1 on Monday.

Kósa argued that the opposition had managed to find joint candidates in only 31 out of Hungary’s 169 municipalities with a population larger than 10,000, noting that the opposition parties had originally vowed to come to consensus in all those places.

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The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats alliance, however, will field candidates in four-fifths of the larger towns and cities, Kósa added.

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