Heads of the six opposition parties in parliament adopted a code of ethics to govern the selection of candidates for next year’s general election, on Wednesday.
According to a statement sent to MTI, the Democratic Coalition, Jobbik, LMP, the Socialist Party, Momentum and Párbeszéd have formed an alliance to
“remove a political culture based on divisions in society”
and to build a “European republic in which fundamental freedoms, norms of the rule of law, and democracy are respected in all circumstances”.
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The parties will conduct their campaign under the new code, and support the candidates selected, the statement said. Under the code, nominees in the pre-selection process will respect each other’s human dignity and their privacy. Religious affiliation, marital status or sexual identity must not be involved in the campaign,
nor should a nominee wage a smear campaign against other nominees,
the statement said.