In the wake of pleas by other left-liberal opposition parties to form broad scale cooperation ahead of the 2018 general election, the Democratic Coalition spokesman reaffirmed the party’s stance that its leader, Ferenc Gyurcsany, would top a stand-alone national list but that they would be open to strategic withdrawal deals in individual constituencies to maximise the opposition side’s chances of winning.
In an interview to public radio on Friday, Zsolt Greczy said the left-liberal opposition had a chance of winning next spring, but the parties would have to come to agreements on the 106 individual constituencies “very quickly”. He added that if agreements were forthcoming when it came to constituencies, then the opposition would be in a position to win in 60-70 percent of them.
On Thursday, Gergely Karacsony, the Parbeszed leader who has agreed to front the Socialist Party’s campaign as PM candidate, called on DK to make clear why it was refusing to run joint lists with the other left-lib parties.
Source and photo: MTI