Budapest (MTI) – Candidates in the by-election in western Hungary’s Veszprem can start collecting signatures of support from voters today, ahead of the election on February 22.
The vote is necessitated by Tibor Navracsics having vacated his seat in order to take up his new post of European commissioner. The opposition parties hope to win the seat in order to deprive the ruling Fidesz party of its two-thirds majority.
The National Election Committee has registered 16 parties so far that would run in the election.
Candidates need 500 signatures to enter the election, which they can collect in the next two weeks.