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Opposition primaries kick off

July 29th, 2021

As opposition sympathisers start voting to choose their candidate for Prime Minister and for the 106 MPs to be elected in individual constituencies, a left-liberal author calls the project an event of potentially historic significance.

In Népszava, András Kósa recalls that a mere three years ago some members of the just-formed opposition alliance were sharply divided on crucial political issues. By now, however, they have come to terms with each other in an effort to unseat the incumbent government. As long as it was divided, the opposition was doomed to lose one election after another, he writes, although nor does their alliance guarantee victory in itself. Nevertheless, whatever the outcome of next year’s election, Kósa concludes, a new era has begun in which one side of the political spectrum is unlikely to be formed of a high number of relatively small parties.

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