Opposition Parbeszed re-elects Szabo, Karacsony as co-leaders
Party members also voted to appoint members of Parbeszed’s board, which was expanded from seven to nine members. The party’s co-leaders are members of the board by default.
At a press conference held on the sidelines of the event Karacsony said that the congress had set up a team to prepare the party for the 2022 parliamentary elections. He highlighted the importance of fielding joint individual candidates, and noted that all opposition parties were in consensus to do so in all 106 individual constituencies nationwide. Karacsony added that his party maintained its position that candidates should be selected in a primary.
On another subject, Karacsony said that a basic income automatically payable to each citizen could be “an important pillar for Hungary in the future” and added that Parbeszed would work to convince its political partners to support that proposal.
Szabo said that over 80 percent of Hungarian voters, including supporters of ruling Fidesz, would welcome the introduction of a universal basic income, adding that it would help each adult with “at least” 100,000 forints (EUR 280) a month, while minors would be ensured half of that amount. She added that Parbeszed would increase the net monthly average wage to 166,000 forints.