Budapest, June 28 (MTI) – The small opposition LMP party has officially accepted the candidacy of Ákos Hadházy, the party’s anti-corruption spokesman, to replace Andras Schiffer as co-leader, daily Magyar Idők said on Tuesday.

Schiffer resigned from the post at the end of May and will return his mandate as lawmaker on August 31.

Hadházy said he accepted to run for party co-leader as he had been nominated by several party members. His candidacy became official after he published his platform on an internal forum of LMP.

Nominations end on July 5 and the party elections are set for July 16 and 17.

Possible other candidates include Antal Csárdi, LMP’s representative in the Budapest Council, László Lóránt Keresztes, a member of the party’s presidium, and Péter Ungar.


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