Ferenc Gyurcsany and Gergely Karacsony – Photo: Facebook

Szazadveg: DK pushes forward, Karacsony loses support in Budapest

The Democratic Coalition (DK) has taken over the lead among Budapest voters advocating an alliance of opposition parties, a survey by the Szazadveg Foundation published on Tuesday showed.

Since February 2020 ex-premier Ferenc Gyurcsany’s DK has increased its backing from 21 to 30 percent among opposition voters in the capital. The biggest loser of the period is the Momentum party whose backing in Budapest has shrunken from 34 to 22 percent, Szazadveg said.

Were the elections held next Sunday, 7 percent of opposition voters would cast their ballot for the Socialist-Parbeszed alliance, and 6 percent for LMP and Jobbik each. (The corresponding figures for February 2020 were 6, 5 and 7 percent, respectively.)

In parallel with DK’s surge, support for Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony, of the Socialist-Parbeszed alliance, has dwindled. Fifty percent of respondents said they would like to see another politician at the helm of Budapest while 38 percent would retain him in this post.

Half of those asked said that Karacsony’s predecessor, Istvan Tarlos of Fidesz, had governed the city more effectively while 40 percent held the opposite view, the survey showed.

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