Election 2018 – Socialist-Párbeszéd PM Candidate Karácsony: high turnout shows criticism of ‘Orbán regime’
The PM candidate of the opposition Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance hailed the high turnout at Hungary’s general election, saying it indicated serious criticism of the “Orbán regime” and President János Áder.
Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, Gergely Karácsony called on Hungarians to go to the polls and cast their votes.
Low turnout will benefit ruling Fidesz, whereas a high turnout will benefit those who want a change in government,
he said, adding that Fidesz had been making its last “desperate efforts” to mobilise its supporters.
Karácsony called on Áder to refrain from “even trying” to entrust Viktor Orbán to form Hungary’s next government should the incumbent prime minister “lose his parliamentary majority” in Sunday’s election.
“We know well that none of the opposition parties would be willing to govern in alliance with this Fidesz gang,” he said.