Socialist PM candidate Botka says opposition must win back people’s trust
Kaposvár (MTI) – Whereas it is necessary for Hungary’s left-wing opposition parties to work together ahead of the 2018 general election, this will not be enough to unseat the government headed by Viktor Orbán, the Socialist Party’s candidate for prime minister told a rally on Wednesday.
“We will win only if we win back the trust of several hundred thousand citizens who deserted us before 2010,” he said.
László Botka told a crowd in Kaposvár, in south-west Hungary, that the path to the restoration of trust should lay in a “credible, new, real and markedly” social democratic programme.
Gyula Molnár, the party’s leader, told supporters that there now existed a critical mass to oust the government, and the experiences of Socialist politicians suggested that 6-7 people out of 10 wanted change and were “fed up with the way the country is going today”.