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Orbán is desperately trying to secure a White House invitation

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has told his US-based diplomats that he wants an invitation to the White House. Let's face it, the Hungarian strongman is a bit insecure.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:28

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Gyurcsány: One camp, but the flags are individual

Last week on a public forum organised within the framework of the campaign, called "Orbán or Europe? Choose!" in Gyöngyös, Ferenc Gyurcsány, former prime mister and head of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) party highlighted the fact that the standpoints of the opposition parties are as different as the viewpoints represented by politicians of Fidesz and KDNP.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:55

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Gyurcsany's DK welcome MSZP's decision to partially boycott parliament

Csaba Molnár, an MEP and vice-chair of the Democratic Coalition (DK), welcomed MSZP's decision on boycotting several state institutions and stopping availing itself of certain tools at its disposal as an opposition political party (although contrry to DK, its parliamentary delegation will continue to attend parliamentary sessions).

Last Updated on Friday, 13 October 2017 08:13

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Following opposition DK, main opposition Socialists announce partial boycott of parliament

The Socialist Party (MSZP) said it would cut back on its parliamentary activity until next year's general election. MSZP's move follows that of the Democratic Coalition, whose MPs have boycotted

Last Updated on Friday, 13 October 2017 08:06

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Opposition only stands a change against Fidesz if they coordinate candidates for next year’s elections

Several sources agree that the so-called "democratic" opposition parties only stand a chance against the governing Fidesz-KDNP alliance at next year's parliamentary elections if they coordinate candidates for as many constituencies as possible, reports 444.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 October 2017 19:49

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DK sues gov’t for whitewashing anti-Orbán billboards

The government has ordered Democratic Coalition (DK) political billboard ads to be whitewashed nationwide, DK MEP Csaba Molnár said, adding that DK will sue the government offices which issued the relevant decrees. Referring to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the DK ads read: "Choose between Orbán and Europe". The regional government offices that issued the decrees have abused their power, Molnár said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 October 2017 19:47

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Gyurcsány cautions DK supporters not to gloat over Socialists’ misfortunes

The Democratic Coalition needs partners to replace Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány has said, cautioning his supporters not to gloat over turmoil in DK's left-wing rival, the Socialist Party, and urging the "democratic opposition parties" to agree on tactics for fielding candidates in Hungary's 106 individual constituencies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 October 2017 11:14

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Those who have never lived in Hungary should not vote, DK says

Holders of Hungarian citizenship who have never lived in Hungary should not be allowed to participate in national elections, the Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 October 2017 18:33

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Obama’s former campaign advisers prepare Gyurcsany's DK for 2018 elections

A campaign consultancy firm founded by former campaign advisers to American president Barack Obama has been hired by Hungary's Democratic Coalition (DK) opposition party, according to a statement released by the party, index.hu reports.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 October 2017 14:47

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Botka admitted the failure of his strategy, reactions to Socialist PM candidate's resignation

The Democratic Coalition said that with his resignation, Botka had admitted the "failure of his strategy". Party spokesman Zsolt Gréczy said that the "confusion" within the Socialist Party half a year before the election harmed the entire opposition. He said DK regretted that Botka "was unable to adjust his strategy" when he saw he was failing to achieve his goals.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 October 2017 14:34

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Botka quits as Socialist PM candidate, blames “political mafia”

László Botka has announced he will end his campaign as the Hungarian Socialist Party's (MSZP) candidate for prime minister at the 2018 national election. Botka's campaign had been marred by infighting within MSZP and squabbling with other opposition parties, including, but not limited to, former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's Democratic Coalition (DK). Botka said he had "made a mistake" for thinking the left-wing truly wanted to win the 2018 election. Instead, all they wanted was "to win some opposition seats in the Orbán regime's parliament".

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 October 2017 04:17

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DK sets up its own list for 2018 elections

The Democratic Coalition (DK) is setting up its own election list for the 2018 elections but wants to coordinate with opposition parties on individual constituency candidates, the party told MTI.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 October 2017 04:14

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Almost everyone says no to the socialist offer

Socialists made a peculiar offer or according to them a generous one to enable the left-wing opposition parties to cooperate in the general elections in 2018. The socialist candidate for Prime Minister (PM) Mr. László Botka said that they will contact the democratic opposition parties DK, LMP, Together, Dialogue, Momentum and the Liberals to form a common party list.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 October 2017 19:26

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MSZP is negotiating with Ferenc Gyurcsány without László Botka

Magyar Nemzet was informed that if there is a discussion on left-wing cooperation between MSZP and the Democratic Coalition (DK), László Botka, the prime ministerial candidate will not be present at the table. Instead, Gyula Molnár, chairman of MSZP and István Hiller, president of Broad of Governors will negotiate with the party of Gyurcsány.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 October 2017 19:23

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Hungarian opposition parties reaction to Merkel's victory

Democratic Coalition (DK) chair and former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány wrote, "Merkel won. With this, Orbán's dreams of a great rebellion were shattered. France and Germany want a stronger European cooperation.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 September 2017 13:03

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