Local Elections – Socialists Pledge Improving Budapest Public Safety In Campaign Start
Budapest, August 4 (MTI) – The opposition Socialists would improve public safety and establish a network to care for pensioners and single mothers in Budapest, the party’s Budapest group leader said today.
To enhance public safety, the Socialists would install an integrated system of surveillance cameras, Csaba Horvath told a press conference, announcing the launch of his party’s campaign for the local elections to be held on October 12.
“Budapest today has no leader. The capital city is under Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s direct control and has a mayor who represents solely party interests,” Horvath said, referring to incumbent Istvan Tarlos.
On October 12 Budapest will oust now ruling Fidesz and its “procurator” and “take control of its own future,” he said.
Horvath said that the left-of-centre opposition parties would resume consultations on co-ordinated nominations of candidates of the Budapest elections later today.
The left-of-centre opposition should nominate a single candidate for the post of Budapest mayor, one who stands the best chance to win, he said.
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