Budapest Mayor István Tarlós, the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats candidate running to remain in the post, said on Thursday that the current (Fidesz) mayor of Győr in western Hungary Zsolt Borkai had become unworthy of his title.
Referring to reports about Borkai who has appeared in video footage in connection with acts of sexual impropriety in the context of a party aboard a yacht Tarlós told commercial InfoRadio that he was appalled and saddened by the story involving Borkai who is also a Hungarian Olympic gymnast champion.
“It is undefendable, unacceptable and unworthy,” Tarlós said.
Many people have put in a lot of effort to present a good performance and now Borkai “has generated a situation which works against others, to some extent against the whole community,” he added.
“Does he not realise what he should do”, Tarlós asked.
He also said that he had never participated in a more “immoral” campaign involving “circumlocution and a series of grievous lies”.
He condemned those that disturbed an opposition campaign event involving joint opposition candidate for Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony with Róbert Alföldi but described Karácsony’s campaign as an “endless series of absolutely unscrupulous lies”. He said Karácsony had repeatedly made the same misleading promises that are impossible to fulfil, citing the example of introducing a property tax. He also accused Karácsony of not understanding the structure of the budget.