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Local Election Agreement Further Away for Left

admin 2014.06.30.

An election agreement of a common candidate for local government elections seems further away as opposition parties are left confused by socialist politician Csaba Horváth latest proposal. According to the proposal socialist would steer back to the agreement used during the European Parliament elections in April, using it as a template for this fall’s election.

The Hungarian Socialist Party (Magyar Szocialista Párt, MSZP) announced on Saturday that as a “new alternative” they propose full cooperation of opposition parties. Tímea Szabó, co-chairwomen of Dialogue for Hungary (Párbeszéd Magyarországért, PM) said that they cannot support this proposition and they would instead favour a cooperated nomination of candidates.

The Democratic Coalition (Demokratikus Koalíció, DK) led by former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, however, seemed open to the idea as spokesman Zsolt Gréczy stated that were already proponents of the broadest cooperation possible. Opposition parties remain divided towards Csaba Horváth’s proposal as they await MSZP’s Thursday vote on the matter before opening official negotiations on the issue of election agreement.