The respective leaders of the parties of the opposition – Photo: Facebook

DK: Government members should be held accountable if opposition wins 2022 election

Opposition launches primary election website

Hungary's opposition parties on Tuesday launched a website for their autumn primary elections.

The Democratic Coalition, Jobbik, LMP, Momentum, the Socialists and Parbeszed have agreed to cooperate in the 2022 general election, the parties said in a statement, noting that they will determine their candidates through a series of primary elections.

The first round of the primaries will be held between Sept 18 and 26 and the second round between Oct 4 and 10.

With nomination contests being a new concept in Hungary it is important for voters and the media to have access to all the relevant information concerning the primary process, they said. The website,, will be regularly updated by the National Primary Election Committee, they added.

The website will contain all the technical details concerning the primary process such as the primary schedule, the rules of the candidate nomination process as well as the election platforms of the six parties.

DK: Government members should be held accountable if opposition wins 2022 election

A senior opposition Democratic Coalition politician has vowed to hold members of the current government and their circle accountable for “stolen billions and years of lying” if the ruling Fidesz party is ousted in the 2022 general election.

Olga Kalman told an online briefing on Tuesday that “European Hungarians” would have to hold a “major clean-up operation”, since whatever the government and its circle of friends laid their hands on “money gets pumped out”.

Referring to firms run by Gyula Balasy producing government communications material, Kalman said one such money spigot was “government propaganda”. Last year, New Land Media made a post-tax profit of almost 4 billion forints, while Lounge Design made over 1.4 billion.

She said Fidesz oligarchs were “parasites” who not only lied about public money but got rich on the back of it.

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