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Socialists-Párbeszéd Launches EP Election Campaign

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.04.04.

The opposition MSZP (Socialists)-Párbeszéd alliance started its European parliamentary election campaign in Budapest on Thursday, by sending off a bus to tour the country.

Socialist leader Bertalan Tóth said the politicians of the two parties participating in the tour would promote their programme dubbed “Homeland. Love. Europe” at some 100 locations across Hungary.

The Socialist and Párbeszéd parties seek to build a “Europe of social welfare” promoting such goals as raising the minimum wage to an equivalent of 737 euros, the minimum pension to 300 euros and the per child family allowance to 147 euros in all EU countries.

MSZP vice-president Imre Komjáthi, Párbeszéd spokesman Richárd Barabás and MSZP President Bertalan Tóth in their campaign bus. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

Tóth said the alliance would seek personal contact with voters because they “cannot compete with the government’s billboards just ordered for a total 10 billion forints (EUR 31m)”.

On the featured photo: MSZP LEader Bertalan Tóth in their campaign bus. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI