Local MSZP (Socialist Party) leader Balázs Pollreisz has been nominated as the opposition’s candidate for mayor in Győr, the northwest Hungarian city where mayor Zsolt Borkai, who was linked to a sex scandal, resigned in November.
The new election will be held on January 26.
Pollreisz is nominated jointly by MSZP, the Democratic Coalition, the Momentum Movement, green LMP, Párbeszéd and nationalist Jobbik.
Video footage published shortly before the Oct. 13 local elections showed Borkai cavorting on a yacht. Although he was re-elected by a narrow margin, he quit Fidesz a few days after the election and resigned as mayor on November 8.
In the featured photo (from left to right): MSZP Leader Bertalan Tóth, Balázs Pollreisz, and former opposition mayoral-candidate Tímea Glázer. Photo by Csaba Krizsán/MTI