Mesterházy sidelined as key Socialists hold secret discussions over party’s future
Thursday, 13 October 2011 06:58
Leading politicians of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) held a secret discussion about the party’s future, the opportunities following a possible split-off of former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány’s platform and forming an alliance to support Chairman Attila Mesterházy, Népszabadság learned from undisclosed sources.
The meeting was organized by former Chairwoman Ildikó Lendvai, Deputy Chairman Péter Kiss and former Chairman István Hiller and attended by 30 people. Mesterházy was not invited but informed about the discussion.
“We are with you but only if you let us,” a source told the paper, summarizing the goal and conclusion of the meeting. Participants also agreed that a new MSZP was needed but not a new party.
Source: All Hungary News