Hungary: Local win gives opposition hope for national vote

A candidate supported by several opposition parties in Hungary has been elected mayor of a southern city long dominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party.

Analysts say Peter Marki-Zay’s surprising victory in Hodmezovasarhely on Sunday could mark a new stage in the campaign leading up to the country’s April 8 parliamentary election. They say it shows a united opponent could have a chance against Orban’s Fidesz despite the party’s sizable lead in opinion polls.

Political analyst Gabor Torok said on his website that the outcome of the mayoral election could induce the opposition guess “a new match is beginning, where if it takes to the field with smart tactics, its situation isn’t hopeless.”

Marki-Zay says his win proves “there is an enormous demand for corruption, lies and intimidation to cease in the country.”

Make sure to visit: CapGeneration.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s