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DK: Botka’s scenario leads to downfall

The democratic opposition parties negotiated about electoral cooperation and in December 2016 they were very close to an agreement. Then the major of Szeged, Mr. László Botka stood up as socialist candidate for Prime Minister (PM) saying he has the scenario to win.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:49

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This is the reason why Karácsony did not participate at the seasonal opening ceremony of the socialists

László Botka introduced his allies to the public last Saturday, but according to Gergely Karácsony a real alliance was not created on the left. However, he likes Botka's program and the idea of a new leftism, according to the leaked news harm the progress and do not promote it. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:46

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Botka-Gyurcsány split hinders chances of left-wing parties in 2018 general election

Disagreement between Socialist (MSZP) prime minister candidate László Botka and Democratic Coalition (DK) chairman Ferenc Gyurcsány might hinder cooperation of any kind between left-wing parties in next year's general election, reports index.hu.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 16:38

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Hungary's left-wing opposition parties hopelessly divided

Party events at the end of the week further divided Hungary's divided opposition. On Friday former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's Democratic Coalition (DK) accepted a cooperation policy that effectively rules out cooperation with the Socialist Party (MSZP).

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 16:37

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Socialist PM candidate calls on leftist parties’ alliance for 2018 election

László Botka, the Socialist Party's candidate for prime minister, has called on Hungary's left-leaning parties to form an alliance with the aim of defeating Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party at next year's general election.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 16:34

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The appearance of Mr. Ron Werber means a new era for LMP

Formerly it was said that the political and campaign strategist Mr. Ron Werber would work with MSZP or Ferenc Gyurcsány's DK in the upcoming election campaign.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:42

Read more: The appearance of Mr. Ron Werber means a new era for LMP

Merkel: Hungary’s stance on quota threatens rule of law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Hungary's rejection of the EU's asylum-seeker resettlement quota "unacceptable", and said she would raise the matter at a meeting of the European Commission in October, reports hvg.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:46

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“Hungary not immigrant country” – Hungary PM Orbán writes letter to Juncker

In a letter to the European Commission president, Hungary's PM has insisted that the president's "interpretation of solidarity conforms neither to EU law nor the historical traditions of Hungary".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:24

Read more: “Hungary not immigrant country” – Hungary PM Orbán writes letter to Juncker

DK: it is a shame that students were ordered to the border

According to the vice chairman of the Democratic Coalition (DK), students are ordered to the border "to show a crowd for the government campaign", which is a shame. Referring to information from the Independent Police Trade Union, Ágnes Vadai said at her press conference in Budapest on Monday that the full staff on probation period, studying at Miskolci Rendészeti Szakgimnázium (Miskolc Police Academy) was ordered to the border, without any preliminary consultation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:20

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DK received a letter from a desperate family member – Why is the State Department slow to take action?

Varju László, deputy leader of DK received a desperate letter. According to the letter, 9 Hungarian citizens, who are stranded in the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma did not receive any help from the State Department.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:18

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Government party politicians hardly speak any foreign languages

According to the Hungarian government from 2020 an intermediate level language exam will be demanded from pupils wanting to apply for higher education. The online news site azonnali.hu wrote that the same Fidesz and KDNP members of Parliament are those who hardly speak foreign languages. Only 29 per cent of all ruling Fidesz members and 35 per cent of junior governing party KDNP members of parliament dispose of an intermediate level language exam.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 September 2017 22:51

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Gyurcsány: Everybody can calm down, I won’t be the prime minister in 2018

Ferenc Gyurcsány anticipates a two-thirds victory for the left-wing opposition. In his opinion, this requires that on the list of the individual candidates only one single opposition candidate should be nominated against Fidesz. He is of the opinion that DK (Democratic Coalition) will cause a surprise at the election.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 September 2017 22:48

Read more: Gyurcsány: Everybody can calm down, I won’t be the prime minister in 2018

Gyurcsány: national cooperation or nothing

The party of Ferenc Gyurcsány excluded the possibility of a separate deal regarding the metropolitan election on Saturday at the opening event of the metropolitan campaign.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 September 2017 22:44

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Hungary's ruling Fidesz protests EU investigation into Felcsút miniature railway

A September 4 meeting of the EU Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) will result in the dispatch of a fact-finding mission to Hungary to determine whether EU funds had been spent properly on development projects, 24.hu reports.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 September 2017 22:41

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Legal action likely against states refusing to take in refugees

The European commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship has threatened to implement the final step in the infringement procedures under way against member states refusing to take in migrants unless they change their position.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 September 2017 22:36

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