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Szanyi Sets Up New Left-Wing Movement

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.27.

Socialist politician Tibor Szanyi is setting up a new movement called Igen (Yes), though he has said the new formation will not become a political party.

Pro-Fidesz daily Magyar Nemzet on Tuesday cited Szanyi as saying earlier that the reason he was establishing the movement was because Bertalan Tóth, the Socialist Party’s leader, was unfit to lead a party that addressed the concerns of people of a radical left-wing bias.

Szanyi, until recently a Socialist MEP, said that the Socialists around the globe should still be able to count on having a branch in Hungary. “The precise goal is to stay alive,” he said, according to the paper.

featured image via MTI/Zoltán Balogh