, Ferenc Gyurcsány said.
If the left-wing parties are able to secure a majority on their own and start coalition talks on Monday, the talks should be headed by the party that wins the most parliamentary seats from the votes cast for national lists, Gyurcsány told a news conference. At those talks, the parties should agree on the prime minister as well as the government’s programme and composition, he said.
But if the leftist parties set up a technocratic government together with Jobbik, they should choose a prime minister who is unaffiliated with any of the parties,
Gyurcsány said. That government would be supported by the opposition parties from the outside, he added.
This temporary cabinet would be responsible for laying the groundwork for a new election to be held in 2019, the former PM said. Its tasks would also include “uncovering Fidesz’s corruption cases”, freezing the “unfairly acquired wealth” of Fidesz politicians and joining European Public Prosecutor’s Office, he said. The government would also be responsible for restoring “fair political competition” and media freedom and drafting a fair campaign finance law. Further, it would be tasked with fixing health care, education and the pension system as well as raising wages and restoring the social safety net, Gyurcsány added.