Karacsony wins opposition preselection for Budapest mayor

Gergely Karacsony, the Budapest mayoral candidate of the Socialist-Parbeszed alliance, has won the preselection process organised by some opposition parties ahead of the autumn local election, Gyorgy Magyar, head of the committee coordinating the ballot, said in Budapest on Wednesday.

The second round of the preselection process was held between June 20 and 26. Fully 68,240 Budapest residents participated.

Karacsony garnered 33,355 votes. Fully 25,093 voters supported Olga Kalman, the leftist Democratic Coalition’s candidate, while 9,792 voted for Momentum’s Gabor Kerpel-Fronius.

Kerpel-Fronius attended the press conference and congratulated the winner, while Olga Kalman didn’t turn up.

The ruling Fidesz party’s candidate will be Istvan Tarlos, Budapest’s incumbent mayor who has been in office since 2010.

Source: MTI, Hungary Journal
Photo: MTI

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