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Opposition DK’s Kálmán States Full Support for Karácsony

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.27.

Olga Kálmán, the Democratic Coalition’s (DK) Budapest mayoral candidate defeated by Gergely Karacsony in the preselection process, said on Thursday she now fully backed her former rival.

Karácsony of the Socialist(MSZO)-Párbeszéd alliance won the preselection process held by several opposition parties to field a candidate against incumbent mayor István Tarlós in the autumn local elections.

“There is no question that from now on the opposition’s candidate for Budapest mayor is called Gergely Karácsony, and there is no question that I’ll help him as best as I can,” Kálmán told a press conference. She said that DK would work from now on to ensure that Karácsony won the mayoral election.

Karácsony won the preselection with 33,355 votes ahead of Kálmán with 25,093 votes.

Featured photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI