Wife of Party Leader Ferenc Gyurcsány Tops DK’s MEP Candidate List
MTI-Hungary Today 2019.02.22.
The leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has nominated Klára Dobrev, the wife of party leader Ferenc Gyurcsány, to lead its European parliamentary election list.
DK managing director Csaba Molnár told a press conference on Friday that the party had full confidence in Dobrev’s political abilities.
He said DK’s local leaders, voters and supporters had all pushed for Dobrev, a founding member of the party, to take on such a role.
Molnár said Dobrev had turned down these calls in the past, but finally decided it was time to heed them after last year’s general election.
Molnár, who himself is an MEP, also revealed the names of the top ten candidates on DK’s election list. He himself is the second candidate, followed by DK spokesman Sándor Rónai. The remaining seven spots are filled by Attila Ara-Kovács, head of DK’s foreign affairs cabinet, Jácint Horváth, a city councillor in Nagykanizsa, lawyer Mátyás Eörsi, Székesfehérvár city councillor Judit Földi Rácz, Győr city councillor Tímea Glázer and Miklós Király, a university student.
DK’s other currently serving MEP, Péter Niedermüller, has decided not to seek another term, but will stay on as the party’s deputy leader and will be in charge of its foreign policy, Molnár said.
DK will decide on the rest of its candidate list at a later time, he added.
DK seeks to win at least two mandates once again in the election, he said.