Election 2018 – DK, LMP make tactical withdrawals
The opposition Democratic Coalition and LMP parties have decided to withdraw individual constituency candidates in favour of the other party, DK spokesman said on Friday.
Zsolt Gréczy told a press conference that LMP’s Csaba Kiss would step out of the race in favour of DK’s Sándor Rónai in Dunakeszi’s 5th constituency in Pest county. In return, DK’s István Krauze will compete thanks to LMP’s Ilona Matkovich withdrawal in Vác.
Both candidates have a chance of beating the ruling Fidesz party, he said, adding that talks were ongoing to make further tactical withdrawals with a view to unseating the government.
Meanwhile, Gréczy accused the government of concocting potential election fraud by opening ten temporary crossings at the Hungarian-Romanian border on election day.
“This is yet another sign of Fidesz’s attempt to commit large-scale electoral fraud” by exploiting the voting rights of Hungarians beyond the borders, he said, adding that Hungarian citizens living in Romania fictitiously declaring Hungarian addresses could double their vote by sending a letter and by voting in person.
DK will turn to the election observers of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) with a request they investigate each case of suspected fraud, the spokesman said.