Entries RSS Feed Share Send to Facebook Tweet This Accessible version

LMP co-chair resigns

August 24th, 2018

A left-wing commentator explains LMP co-chair Széll’s resignation by referring to the LMP’s efforts to move to the centre stage. A pro-government blog doubts if LMP’s rebranding will pay off.

On Tuesday, LMP co-chair Bernadett Széll stepped down from all her posts in the party. Széll’s resignation followed an LMP ethical committee’s investigation which found that Széll violated the LMP Congress’s decision when she negotiated with opposition parties about joint candidates in the 2018 April Parliamentary election.

Népszava’s Zoltán Batka explains Széll’s resignation with LMP’s strategic rebranding. The left-wing columnist suspects that LMP needs new faces to closely cooperate with Jobbik and form a joint centre-right opposition stronghold that can at some point challenge Fidesz. Batka thinks that as long as Fidesz retains its hegemony, LMP will be led by less known and less confrontative politicians.

Pesti Srácok thinks that Széll’s resignation is just another chapter in the opposition parties’ hopeless struggle. The pro-government blog doubts if LMP can cooperate with the ever more centrist Jobbik party. Rather than becoming a strong centrist party, LMP may lose its conservative as well as left-leaning voters, Pesti Srácok suggests. All this, Pesti Srácok believes, will further strengthen Fidesz.

Tags: ,