Róbert Puzsér, an independent Budapest mayoral candidate backed by opposition Jobbik and LMP, has suspended his campaign for the autumn ballot until the upcoming European parliamentary elections, his campaign chief said on Monday.
The focus for politicians and parties until May 26 should be on issues and challenges faced by “the European continent and the entire civilisation” over the next two weeks, Péter Zaránd told MTI.
Announcing his decision on Facebook, Puzsér said he would remove leaflets circulated in the streets that “question the skills” of mayoral candidates of the opposition Socialist-Párbeszéd party alliance, as well as stop “attacking” politicians in Budapest.
he had sought to persuade the joint Socialist-Párbeszéd candidate to follow suit, but Gergely Karácsony refused to do so.
He said he still believed that his “unilateral gesture could help improve domestic political culture so that it would look beyond party interests and a quest for political positions”.