Centrist-liberal opposition party Momentum’s president András Fekete-Győr has initiated a vote of no confidence against himself, after finishing last in the opposition primary’s first round.
As we previously reported, Fekete-Győr finished fifth at the primary, bagging only 20,944 votes (3.4%). This number is particularly low if we take into consideration that 15 of Momentum’s candidates won their single-member constituencies, pocketing a lot more votes than this in total (although several of them were supported by other parties too).
“This outcome is an obvious failure from which there is a lot to learn. Although the original goal was for Momentum to be in the race for prime minister, I also aimed to qualify in the second round, of which I fell very short,” he commented on the first round in an interview with HVG.
“We believe that Hungary cannot be a country with no consequences, and Momentum cannot be a party with no consequences,” he explained.
At this point, it is up to the delegates representing the party’s membership to decide his fate. He said the vote would be held as early as this week and his chances were “fifty-fifty” to remain the leader with whom the party will head the 2022 general elections.
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