‘An opportunity’

Published on 5 September 2013 at 10:29

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In the wake of extensive negotiations, the two leaders of the Hungarian opposition, former prime minister and founder of the electoral alliance Together 2014 Gordon Bajnai, and Chairman of the Hungarian Socialist Party Attila Mesterházy, have agreed to join forces for general elections scheduled to take place in 2014.

Both groups have decided to present separate lists for 2014, and, in the event of victory over Viktor Orbán’s outgoing FIDESZ government, the leader of the list that has polled the most votes will be appointed prime minister.

Mesterházy has announced that he also intends to hold talks with the centre-left Democratic Coalition (DK) led by another former prime minister, Ferenc Gyurcsány.

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