Election 2018 – DK welcomes willingness of Socialist-Párbeszéd, LMP to negotiate
The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) considers it a success that both the Socialist-Parbeszed alliance and LMP have accepted the party’s invitation for talks on Sunday, deputy leader Csaba Molnár said on Friday.
As we wrote, DK Chairman Ferenc Gyurcsány invited the leaders of the Socialists-Párbeszed alliance, LMP and Jobbik in a speech delivered on Hungary’s national holiday on March 15.
“By inviting the Jobbik party, DK has done something it would have held inconceivable a month or two ago. If, however, Jobbik leader Gábor Vona and his party fail to hear the voters’ call and refuse to participate, it would not be DK to blame,” Molnár told a press conference.
Molnár added, however, that it is not electoral cooperation or an alliance DK wants to negotiate with Jobbik on. DK rather wants to agree with it on not helping Fidesz into power if the ruling party loses its majority in the April 8 general election.
Molnár noted that DK had agreed with the Socialists on dividing the 106 individual constituencies among themselves. This is an issue to be negotiated with LMP, he said.
Commenting on Viktor Orbán’s March 15 statement that those in power “will seek moral, political and legal amends” after the election, Molnár said that the prime minister had openly threatened the entire opposition electorate in a move that “cannot just be ignored”.