The leader of the Democratic Coalition sees a bigger chance that the two main opposition parties – the Socialists and Together 2014(E14) – won't be able to reach an agreement – although it would be absolutely necessary he says - since both the chairman of MSZP and E14 want to be prime minister candidate. DK would support either of them. FreeHungary met Mr. Gyurcsány on Tuesday.
It is not the job of the European Commission to influence the outcome of any election; this is the task of citizens, Olivier Bailly, the commission's spokesman said on Tuesday.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 06:48
Democratic Coalition (DK) uses a new "weapon" in its combat against tobacco scandal: namely, the airbrush. Since Friday, DK activists and sympathizers are spraying paintings in front of national tobacco shops in an effort to show citizens that those shops were directly linked to ruling party Fidesz, and also that the national pocketknife was going to open in many pockets.
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:13
It wouldn't be necessary to amend the Constitution for the fifth times said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday to radio magazine '180 minutes'.
A key European rights think-tank, the Venice Commission, sharply criticized Hungary's recent amendments to its constitution on Friday, saying some provisions breached democratic principles.
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 06:48
An amendment to the election law would pave the way for not serious candidates, which would abolish the 2% threshold, thereby allowing candidates to run who are mainly considered as not serious.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:04
The Hungarian left is preparing for a return attempt in 2014, said Secretary of State János Lázár, head of the Prime Minister's Office, in an interview for the weekly Magyar Hírlap. According to him, the opposition likes to take the easy way: robbing the hard working people, cajoling big capital, smiling in photos.
The auditors of the tax authority receive the bank details of the audited persons almost immediately, substantially speeding up any wealth audits, albeit NAV was not inactive in the past either; last year, it implemented twice more audits than a year earlier – this can be read on the website ado.hu.
The Együtt 2014 (Together 2014) alliance will change its name to Together – Change of Era Party after the Capital Court on Friday rejected its request to be registered under that name.
Voters uncommitted to any political party are key to be won over by the opposition to win the elections, and this can be done by ensuring that a change of an era will take place after 2014, Gordon Bajnai, leader of the electoral alliance E14-PM, said on Saturday.
The opposition Socialist Party and the electoral alliance E14-PM will start negotiations next Friday aimed at political cooperation before Hungary's general election in 2014, E14-PM head Gordon Bajnai said on Friday.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had promised to clean up the government and root out graft, when in 2010 he came into power. But even after three of years of his rule, many Hungarians believe that corruption is still there in the system as a shake-up of the sale of cigarettes, of all things, has turned into a scandal.
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 06:39
The emigration effects Hungarian health care system as there is a shortage of professionals in this sector for the first time according to a recent study.
22 swimmers signed the open letter sent to MTI on Monday in which they claim Szepesi Nikolett's "Me the nymphomaniac" book disdains the Hungarian swimming community, the former Budapest Spartacus sports club, the Kőbánya SC, György Turi head coach and the whole community of trainers.
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