The other actors of the left wing do not support Szeged mayor, László Botka from MSZP as prime minister candidate, they would like to have their own prime ministerial candidate.
Scarcely a few days have passed since the chairmanship of MSZP gave full support to László Botka to be their party's candidate for prime minister, since then the prospective or at least expected allies of MSZP had announced one by one that they also have or will have their own preferred candidate for this post. But László Botka would not like to find himself in a situation where he should contend for becoming the politician who represents the whole left wing – according to our information –. Moreover, in an interview, Botka expressly refused the pre-selection as a possible option, though the question of whether he should also compete next to the individual campaigners did not arise.
Ágnes Vadai from the Democratic Coalition, made clear that they would have their own prime ministerial candidate, although it is not decided yet whether the candidate will be chosen from the party or outside of the party. According MissVadai, the Democratic Coalition supports László Botka, the representative of the Hungarian Socialist Party to start negotiations regarding the programme.
There is a major conflict between the DK and László Botka. The latter repeatedly made it clear that he would not cooperate with the former prime minister, Ferenc Gyurcsány. But regarding this question Ágnes Vadai emphasized that the chairman of the Democratic Coalition is Ferenc Gyurcsány and the MSZP cannot question the right of a party to run its own leader for election.
The smaller left-wing parties are not satisfied by László Botka either. Although, the candidate of the socialist would like to have a common list, Együtt does not support it. Viktor Szigetvári made clear his viewpoint on his Facebook page, saying that there are many voters who would not vote for a common list with the MSZP, but they want government change. He also confirmed, that he cannot imagine László Botka as the prime ministerial candidate of the Együtt.
László Botka outlined in an interview with Vasárnapi Hírek, what is needed for his withdrawal. He said if they could not select the best 106 candidates, if there is no common list or if the new left wing politics is damaged, so if one condition from the three is not fulfilled, he would not stand as candidate.
Last Updated on Friday, 27 January 2017 04:55