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Fidesz to continue collecting signatures in individual constituencies

Although all 106 candidates of the ruling Fidesz party have collected the required number of signatures to run in their individual constituencies in the April 3 general election, the party will continue its signature drive "as a show of strength", a senior party official has said.

Fidesz has more than 2,500 stands set up across the country with activists collecting signatures, Istvan Hollik, the party’s communications director, said in a video message on Tuesday.

“It’s important for us to show that there are a lot of us and that we won’t let the common achievements of the last 12 years go to waste,” Hollik said. “And we won’ let [Democratic Coalition leader] Ferenc Gyurcsany and his people return to politics, either.”

“The past must not come back; Hungary must move forward, not backwards,” he said.

On Saturday, Hollik announced that the individual candidates of the Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance were the first to collect the required number of signatures to run in their respective districts.

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