In Hungary, the opposition chooses a "conservative and faithful" candidate against Viktor Orban

In Hungary, the opposition chooses a “conservative and faithful” candidate against Viktor Orban

county mayor, “Conservative and faithful”against Viktor Urban. Peter Markie Zee, 49, won the second round of the Hungarian opposition primaries on Sunday, October 17, with the goal of a general election scheduled for the spring of 2022. A historic precedent, this primaries brought together more than 600,000 Hungarians, they nominated a single candidate representing six opposition parties, ranging from the left to a formation of the far right, to try to beat the nationalist prime minister, who has ruled continuously since 2010 this country of 9.8 million people.

According to the final results, Mr. Markie Zay received 56.7% of the vote against his opponent, the Social Democratic MP, MEP Clara Dobrev. The latter admitted defeat by immediately promising to stand behind the winner To defeat the regime of Viktor Orban. With this alliance that he called “Al-Taher’s coalition” “We will be able to restore freedom in this country.”The candidate promised the candidate before an audience of his supporters gathered on Sunday evening in the streets of Budapest. According to opinion polls, the opposition is closely aligned with the outgoing Prime Minister Fidesz and has a chance of defeating him for the first time in twelve years.

With his conservative beliefs, this ardent Catholic, father of seven, and himself a former Elector of Fides, presents a hard-to-attack profile for the self-proclaimed Victor Urban as the best defender of the Fides. “Christian and Conservative Europe”. “Their attacks against me cannot succeed.”Marki Zy confirmed Sunday evening, realizing that this is why he won a stunning victory in this primaries where he faced national political figures such as the environmental mayor of Budapest, Gergeli Karasone, or Clara Dobrev, with the support of her husband’s left-wing Democratic Coalition Party. and former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany, Mr. Orban’s favorite enemy.

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A simple mayor of a city of 43,000 inhabitants in southeastern Hungary, Hodmezovasarhely, Mr. Marki-Zay for his part succeeded in establishing himself without means and at the head of his small movement called “Hungary for All” by repeating the local exploitation that allowed him to be elected in 2018 in the stronghold of the Chief of Staff The predecessor of Viktor Urban. when the scientist He had met him, newly elected, in office, and had crafted a long plea to repeat at the national level the opposition union that had enabled him to win. “Such an alliance is not only possible, it is necessary to beat Urban”, had begged.

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