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Socialist Leader Moves to Expel Local Council Representative

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.14.

The leader of the Socialist Party has moved to expel from the party a local council representative who has joined the ranks of the ruling Fidesz party.

Bertalan Tóth said on Facebook on Tuesday that the Socialists have a policy of zero tolerance of cooperation with Fidesz at all levels. The case concerns Tamás Szentmiklósi-Tóth, the representative of Törökbálint, a town near Budapest.

Tóth said that Szentmiklósi-Tóth’s actions in the local council were against the policies and goals of the Socialist Party, and he had wreaked great harm to the forces opposing Fidesz.