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The Socialist Party (MSZP) will support Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony for the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate in the opposition primary ahead of next year’s general elections.

According to a statement sent to MTI on Saturday, the Socialists and Karácsony’s allied Párbeszéd party see the mayor as a “young and modern” politician, who, as prime minister, would be a “committed supporter” of the Socialists’ programme.

The Socialists said that as prime minister, Karácsony could “rebuild the rule of law in Hungary” where “the press will again be free and the law will apply to all”. They also voiced hope that under a new government “everybody could prosper according to their talent and skills, the needy would get help as a matter of fact and social security would be a priority”.

MSZP, Párbeszéd to Field Joint Candidates in Primaries for 2022 Elections
MSZP, Párbeszéd to Field Joint Candidates in Primaries for 2022 Elections

The Socialists (MSZP) and Párbeszéd (Dialogue for Hungary) will field joint candidates for the pre-elections, the selection of opposition candidates for next spring’s general election, the co-leaders of the two opposition parties said in a video message posted on Facebook on Wednesday. Bertalan Tóth, the Socialists’ co-leader, noted that the two parties had initiated and […]Continue reading

Karácsony, they added, would devote close attention to the protection of natural assets and work to raise climate awareness and promote green energies.

featured image: Karácsony (in the middle) with MSZP’s Ágnes Kunhalmi (l) and Bertalan Tóth in 2019; via Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI