Socialists elect Mesterhazy to prime minister candidate of Unity
Budapest, January 25 (MTI) – The main opposition Socialists on Saturday elected party leader Attila Mesterhazy to prime minister candidate of the opposition alliance parties campaigning under the “Osszefogas” – “Unity” banner.
Mesterhazy received 99.7 percent support and the party unanimously approved the alliance of five opposition parties signed earlier, the Socialists told MTI.
The left-wing opposition leaders announced on January 14 that they would run on a joint list at the spring general election. The list is headed by Mesterhazy, followed by E14 leader Gordon Bajnai, Democratic Coalition leader Ferenc Gyurcsany, Liberal Party leader Gabor Fodor and PM co-leader Timea Szabo.
The parties of Unity also agreed on the allocation of constituencies at the time.