Former Socialist Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány reacted to a proposal made by the Socialists aiming to take him off from an eventual common opposition election list and to give him the opportunity to run as an individual candidate in a left-wing stronghold, the XIII. district in Budapest.
In his reaction posted on Facebook, the head of the Democratic Coalition (DK) writes that there are good compromises and bad deals. The fomer should be undertaken, the latter should be rejected.
"There is a suggestion which comes from more and more direction, which says that I should run at the 2018 parliamentary elections as a candidate in an individual constituancy which is a left-wing stronghold and could be won for sure. This would be a dishonest deal. This would show that the seat in Parliament itself is important for me. This is not true. As an MP who got his Parliamentary mandate in an individual constituency I would have to represent the interest of that specific constituency, but this is not what is my duty now. As the chairman of the Democratic Coalition I have to represent our voters, those who believe in us, based on our party program, regardless where they live. Nevertheless I might still run as an individual candidate, however not instead but beside of beeing on the election list. This will be decided by the DK's board.
I will represent the whole population and not on an individual constituency level" - Gyurcsany concluded with a smiley sign.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:24