Socialist co-leaders Agnes Kunhalmi (l) and Imre Komjathi - Photo: Facebook

Socialist Party co-leaders resign

Agnes Kunhalmi and Imre Komjathi resigned as co-leaders of the opposition Socialist Party at a meeting of the party's national board on Saturday over the result of the June 9 European Parliament and local elections.

Komjathi said on Facebook that the party’s leadership had concluded that they had to take responsibility for and draw the necessary conclusions from the result. He added that the party would now regroup and start building itself up again.

Kunhalmi said that because her appointment as the party’s co-leader had come from the national board, it was at the board meeting that she had to announce her resignation. In a Facebook post, she said she remained convinced that “there is no good society without a left wing”, adding that there was a “great need” for leftist progressivism in Hungary.

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