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DK, Socialists, Parbeszed to run on joint list at EP elections

Opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), the Socialists and Parbeszed will run on a joint list at the European parliamentary election and in the local elections in Budapest this summer, DK said on Thursday.

DK MEP Klara Dobrev told a press conference that the three parties had signed a long-term strategic agreement, the statement said.

“The government has failed at several fronts, it has lost control over the country’s everyday life, its credibility has collapsed at home and abroad, and the paedophile crisis has revealed its corruptness,” Dobrev added. She also said that in addition to ruling Fidesz, the opposition was getting fragmented, with an unprecedentedly high number of opposition parties to run at the election. “The three-party alliance is aimed to offer a solution,” she added.

In line with the statement, the alliance is planned to remain in force beyond June 9, “they will continue working together, and they will join forces for the EP and Budapest lists and later have a joint prime ministerial candidate”, she said.

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony was quoted saying that the alliance would be dedicated to demonstrating that politics is a matter of service and not a matter of rule. The three-party alliance will have joint lists which will establish a fair and correct cooperation in the next term, he added.

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