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Three left-wing parties to run in alliance for seats in the European Parliament

April 6th, 2024

A centrist analyst believes the three parties were equally interested in joining the alliance but for different reasons.

The Democratic Coalition (DK), the Socialist Party (MSZP) and Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony’s Dialogue (Párbeszéd) announced that they would run on a joint ballot in the European Parliamentary election in June.

On Index, Tamás Nótin remarks that the DK is the only one of the three sure to cross the 5 percent threshold on its own and, could in fact, get between 15 and 20 percent of the votes. Nevertheless, by taking on board the MSZP (wich is now measured by pollsters to have3 to 5 percent of the electorate) and Párbeszéd (that could contribute another 1 or 2 percent to the pool), it hopes to project the image of an integrator and the pivotal opposition force.  The two smaller parties, on the other hand, try to avoid sinking into insignificance, by joining the alliance, he writes. Momentum and the Twin-Tailed Dog party refuse to ally themselves with the DK and stand a fair chance of crossing the threshold, he adds, although Péter Magyar’s sudden appearance on the scene and his plan to run for seats in the European Parliament might bite into their electoral base.

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