Tamás Áldozó, the candidate of Fidesz-KDNP was elected mayor in Pápa on Sunday.
He has served lately as vice-mayor of the town and received 57.60 percent of the votes, while Attila Grőber, the candidate of MSZP came in second with 35.15 percent of the votes. The turnout rate was 30.16 percent. The candidate of MSZP reached an even better result compared to the local elections in 2006. That time he reached only 31 percent of the votes. The little town in Veszprém county has never had a socialist mayor, and the left-wing party could only win the parliamentary elections in 1994. The winner of the other mid-term election of representatives of the local government in the 9th electoral district in Dunaújváros was Kálmán Tóth, candidate of MSZP. From the 888 valid votes the candidate of MSZP received 397 and beat Pál Ragó, the candidate of Fidesz by 77 votes. According to Péter Szijjártó, the prime minister’s spokesman, the result of the election of the mayor in Pápa on Sunday shows that the people joined the government in the fight against public debt. According to MSZP, the mid-term elections on Sunday uncover new trends in party support, namely MSZP could increase the number of its supporters, while Fidesz received a smaller number of votes.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:15