Budapest, June 14 (MTI) – The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has become an “adult centrist” party, DK’s leader Ferenc Gyurcsany told a news conference today.

Two and a half years after its formation, it has found an equal footing with other forces in Hungarian political life, the former prime minister said during the break in a party meeting.

He said he was “proud” that DK had become the fastest growing party on the left with the most stable policies.

At the same time, he vowed to continue providing the “fiercest” opposition to the “[PM Viktor] Orban regime”.

Gyurcsany set the aim over the next four years of making the party into one capable of governing so that it is able to take over the reins of power with other “democratic forces” in 2018 or earlier “should fate have it”.

He called on DK supporters as well as those of the other left-of-centre forces to take to the streets on July 12 in order to protest against the government and its policies. “There is no reason why we should put up with this government rampage,” he said.

Gyurcsany also called on the other parties on the left to be partners rather than competitors in the “fight against Orban”.

Asked about preparations for the local elections in the autumn, Gyurcsany said the “democratic left” had three players with around the same level of support, and it was worth their striking a pact with one another. He said it was worth, for example, agreeing on a joint candidate for Budapest mayor and joint candidates for Budapest districts. Otherwise, as far as other localities and counties are concerned, the parties would field their own individual candidates, he added.DK now “adult” centrist party, says Gyurcsany
2014. June 14. 16:47
Budapest, June 14 (MTI) – The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has become an “adult centrist” party, DK’s leader Ferenc Gyurcsany told a news conference on Saturday.
Two and a half years after its formation, it has found an equal footing with other forces in Hungarian political life, the former prime minister said during the break in a party meeting.

He said he was “proud” that DK had become the fastest growing party on the left with the most stable policies.

At the same time, he vowed to continue providing the “fiercest” opposition to the “[PM Viktor] Orban regime”.

Gyurcsany set the aim over the next four years of making the party into one capable of governing so that it is able to take over the reins of power with other “democratic forces” in 2018 or earlier “should fate have it”.

He called on DK supporters as well as those of the other left-of-centre forces to take to the streets on July 12 in order to protest against the government and its policies. “There is no reason why we should put up with this government rampage,” he said.

Gyurcsany also called on the other parties on the left to be partners rather than competitors in the “fight against Orban”.

Asked about preparations for the local elections in the autumn, Gyurcsany said the “democratic left” had three players with around the same level of support, and it was worth their striking a pact with one another. He said it was worth, for example, agreeing on a joint candidate for Budapest mayor and joint candidates for Budapest districts. Otherwise, as far as other localities and counties are concerned, the parties would field their own individual candidates, he added.

Photo: magyarinfo.blog.hu

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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