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Mi Hazank to field mayoral candidate in all Budapest districts

Opposition party Mi Hazank on Saturday said it will field a mayoral candidate in every district of Budapest in next year's local council elections.

Dora Duro, the party’s deputy leader, said Mi Hazank was the only opposition party that would run a mayoral candidate of its own in all 23 of the capital’s districts.

“We’re not deciding on our mayoral candidates in smoke-filled rooms together with other parties,” Duro told a press conference. She said her party’s pick of its candidates offered a “third way in Hungarian public life”.

Duro underlined that Mi Hazank would not run a joint candidate either with any of the left-liberal parties or ruling Fidesz in any electoral district, or support any other party’s candidate.

She also said her party’s campaigns would be financed from state support and its candidates’ own money rather than “dollars coming from America”.

Duro said Mi Hazank’s district mayoral candidates came from all walks of life and included education and health-care professionals, engineers, business people and mothers.

Andras Grundtner, Mi Hazank’s candidate for Budapest mayor, said the party only accepted “real patriots” and was especially proud of its candidates.

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