Ferenc Gyurcsány might receive an individual constituency representing a parliamentary membership in exchange for a commitment that he would not be a candidate on the joint MSZP-DK list – at least this scenario was also brought up in the top management of the socialists, as the daily paper Magyar Nemzet writes.
What is more, not just any constituency was offered but the 13th district, which is of symbolic significance for MSZP, considered to be a socialist fortress. Of course, it is a question whether Ferenc Gyurcsány would enter into such a bargain at all, accepting that, by this decision, he would not receive any nomination on the national list as the chairman of DK (Democratic Coalition). It was similarly questioned by several stakeholders, how this can be reconciled with the allegations, frequently stressed by László Botka, mayor of the town Szeged recently, as to MSZP has already got over the period that prevailed before 2010.
On the other hand, according to information from Magyar Nemzet, there are more and more worried voices in MSZP, because no real result can be seen from the strategy announced by László Botka. After the consultations with the other left-wing parties proved to be unsuccessful, the mayor of Szeged planned to turn to the voters and to focus on attracting new voters. As we are informed, László Botka argued, inter alia, with the "Martin Schulz effect": as an example, he brought forward, how significantly the Social Democratic Party (SPD) gained strength against the right-centric party alliance CDU-CSU lead by Angela Merkel, after Schulz had appeared on the scene in Germany. It was the concept that MSZP could similarly increase its support from month to month by using the slogan "Rich people should pay" and by rejecting the very unpopular Ferenc Gyurcsány, while the basis of DK, considered a rival, would decrease. By this method, at least according to their plans, such a situation would be created where the Socialists would reach a dominant position when all other parties would need to adjust themselves to them. However, this cannot be seen in the public polls, their increase is within the margin of error and Ferenc Gyurcsány's party has become also stronger. Even though László Botka promised earlier that his strategy would have an apparent result by the 1st of May, our sources are now less confident. It might not be a chance that the prime ministerial candidate of socialists mentions already the autumn as the time by which his concept might have a success.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:23