In Hungary, there is strength in unity. Six parties ranging from the left to the nationalists have allied themselves to defeat the Prime Minister. The objective is to present a single candidate against Viktor Orban in the legislative elections next April. The first round of the primary has gave Klara Dobrev a head start, with the Vice-President of the European Parliament and member of the Democratic Coalition party winning 34% of the vote.
“This result of the primaries is the first thing we have really achieved together, said Klara Dobrev_. This is where the opposition coalition was born. And this strong opposition coalition that was born during this primary will lead us to success and victory next April. “_
Behind her with 29%, the mayor of Budapest, Gergely Karacsony, followed with 21% by Peter Marki-Zay, a conservative mayor of a small Hungarian town. A second round will decide between these three personalities in mid October.
7% of Hungary’s eight million voters took part in the primary between September 18 and 28.
The Hungarian opposition hopes to be stronger against Viktor Orban, accused of authoritarian drift and corruption.