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LMP steps aside from further talks on opposition cooperation

As a result of the apparent failure to launch a full-scale opposition alliance, Politics Can Be Different (LMP) will not initiate further talks over opposition cooperation in the April 8 general election. However, the small opposition party does not rule out further cooperation or the withdrawal of its candidates in favor of other opposition candidates, reports state news agency MTI.

LMP co-chairs Bernadett Szél and Ákos Hadházy and president of Új Kezdet (New Beginning) György Gémesi held a joint press conference Tuesday afternoon in Budapest, where the leaders of the LMP-New Beginning alliance summarized the developments of the past few days.
Szél noted that the far-right Jobbik insists on running candidates in all 106 electoral districts, just as Democratic Coalition (DK) sticks to its own candidates, despite the fact that all the reliable analysis suggests that only the broadest possible opposition cooperation could result in a change of government on April 8. The factual truth however is that just a few days ago, election expert Zoltán Tóth, the DK's candidate in Pest County's 2nd electoral district, has announced that he is stepping aside for LMP co-chair Szél...
According to LMP prime ministerial candidate Szél, the most important lesson of the past few days is that parties of the opposition still have yet to understand the will of the electorate, and for this reason have yet to make any progress towards a full-scale opposition coordination.
Gémesi stated that their political alliance had done everything to pave the way for dialogue. However, it seems that apart from LMP and New Beginning, none of the opposition parties are willing to reach an agreement.
Leaders of LMP-New Beginning, the Hungarian Socialist Party-Dialogue alliance, and DK met Sunday evening to negotiate a possible cooperation at the individual electoral district level. The talks, however, ended without concrete results largely due to LMP.
Monday night Szél and Hadházy attempted to convince Jobbik president and prime ministerial candidate Gábor Vona and Jobbik party director Gábor Szabó about the necessity of candidate coordination in the individual electoral districts, but to no avail. The meeting took place at a petrol station.
Source: budapestbeacon.com; freehungary.hu

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2018 07:48

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