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Socialist congress designates Tutto EP list leader

A congress of the opposition Socialists on Saturday designated Budapest deputy mayor Kata Tutto to head the party's list for the upcoming European parliamentary elections.

“Ruling Fidesz can be defeated but none of the opposition parties are able to achieve that goal alone,” Tutto told the campaign opening party congress in Budapest.

Party co-chairs Agnes Kunhalmi and Imre Komjathi underlined the importance for opposition parties to run together as a united left-wing bloc in the upcoming elections.

“In a ‘smart’ coalition, the opposition parties could have an influence on a European level and could prevent the Orban camp’s forging ahead,” Kunhalmi said.

In her closing address, Tutto said her campaign programme focuses on promoting women’s rights, strengthening Europe’s social democrats, accessing all EU funds Hungary is entitled to and “making friends in the EU”.

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