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Why would Bajnai be in a hurry?

In the middle of the previous Orbán administration (1998-2002) it seemed that Miklós Németh would be MSZP's prime ministerial candidate. Later László Kovács was expected to run for the position. Finally, 11 months before the elections it turned out Peter Medgyessy was confirmed as the candidate. Some people found the time of the announcement too early. Péter Oszkó, minister of finance in Bajnai administration, declared last week 'Bajnai could not procrastinate the decision regarding on his comeback'. If MSZP follows its 'usual' strategy, Mesterházy (current president of MSZP) will not be the candidate in 2014. Only a sharply thriving popularity index could affirm him. László Kovács could not run for prime minister position because of a stagnating popularity index in 2001. Spring of 2001 was about looking for the final candidate in MSZP. Péter Medgyessy was elected with a massive majority to be the candidate on MSZP congress on 9th June 2001. It turned out 11 months later MSZP was not late at all, since it won the elections.

Source: Index.hu

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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