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Mayor of Vienna Congratulates Karácsony on Election Victory

Fanni Kaszás 2019.10.15.

Michael Ludwig, the Mayor of Vienna, congratulated Gergely Karácsony, the newly elected mayor of Budapest on his official Facebook page yesterday.  In his post, the SPÖ (social-democrat) politician wrote that he is looking forward to working together, as Budapest and Vienna have always been in close contact with each other, and together they can create a friendly, cross-border cooperation between the two cities.

Michael Ludwig congratulated the new Mayor of Budapest, Gergely Karácsony, on the election victory with a Facebook post, saying “Budapest has a new mayor! I congratulate Gergely Karácsony on the election and look forward to working together.”

Gergely Karácsony, the joint candidate of the left-liberal opposition parties, won the Budapest mayoral election on October 13th, this past Sunday on the local elections, following Fidesz-KDNP backed István Tarlós, who had been the mayor of the capital for the past nine years.

Karácsony Budapest’s New Mayor

The Vienna Mayor said in his post that as the two cities had always strongly grown together historically, and have always been interconnected, he cannot wait to continue the work together and create a cross-border, friendly partnership with his Hungarian counterpart.

featured photo: Michael Ludwig Official Facebook Page