(MTI) – Lawmakers of the opposition Socialist party have unanimously elected Jozsef Tobias as their new parliamentary group leader.

At the start of a two-day meeting of the parliamentary group on Friday, Tobias was elected to replace Attila Mesterhazy, who resigned on May 29 due to the party’s poor showing in the April general election.

Tobias was elected leader of the Socialist party in mid-July.

Tobias told a press conference in Matrahaza, north Hungary, after his election that the Socialists call on the government to speed up the bailout of foreign currency borrowers and convert forex loans into forints as soon as possible, preferably still in the autumn.

The Orban-Matolcsy duo is the main cause of problems suffered by forex borrowers today, due to their failed economic policy which has weakened the forint since 2010, he said.

Photo: MTI – Janos Vajda

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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