(MTI) – Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos has not fulfilled his election promises and has failed to represent the interests of Budapest residents, Viktor Szigetvari, co-leader of the opposition E-PM party alliance, said on Monday.
Tarlos supports Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s “luxury investments” in the city without question, Szigetvari told a press conference presenting the first of “five sins” Tarlos has delivered against the city. He said Tarlos had done nothing to stop Orban’s projects, like the 100-billion-forint museum quarter planned in the Varosliget (City Park) or plans to move government offices to the Buda Castle at a cost of over 200 billion forints (EUR 640.9m).
Ferenc Falus, the mayoral candidate of the leftist opposition parties, said Tarlos had gone back on his 2009 election programme when he had promised improvements like upgrading buses and metro line 3.
Falus denied that Lajos Bokros, the mayoral candidate of the Modern Hungary Movement, had agreed to withdraw from the race and support him instead, at a meeting that took place between them earlier.