Sunday’s mayoral election in Budapest will decide “whether the city stays in firm hands or falls into chaos”, incumbent mayor Istvan Tarlos told his campaign-closing press conference on Saturday. Continue reading “Budapest mayor: Voters to choose between firm lead or chaos”
Gergely Karacsony, the opposition’s joint candidate for Budapest mayor, has promised to “turn Budapest into a common home of all of us”, once he wins the local elections scheduled for Sunday.
Incumbent Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos maintains his lead days ahead of Sunday’s local elections, holding 53 percent of the vote among decided voters, while joint opposition candidate Gergely Karacsony stands at 40 percent and independent Robert Puzser at 7 percent, the government-near Nezopont Institute said on Monday. Continue reading “Pollsters: Tarlos maintains lead”
The new European Commission assuming office in November plans to increase direct funding for towns and villages, distributed not on a political basis but on the quality of their programmes, opposition mayoral candidate for Budapest Gergely Karacsony said on Thursday after meeting European Union officials. Continue reading “Opposition mayoral candidate meets Timmermans”
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. Continue reading “Karacsony wins opposition preselection for Budapest mayor”
Frans Timmermans, the European Socialists’ spitzenkandidat in the European Parliament elections, called for a strong, left-wing Europe at a Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) campaign rally in Budapest on Saturday. Continue reading “Timmermans campaigns in Hungary”
Hungarian pro-government weekly Figyelo published Thursday the names of more than 200 people, who are – according to the newspaper – the “mercenaries” of U.S.-Hungarian billionaire George Soros and want to topple Viktor Orban’s government. Continue reading “Scandal: Weekly publishes list of “Soros mercenaries””