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Oct 18, 2019

PM Orbán on Gergely Karácsony: My job is to give him a chance and provide the necessary conditions

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has vowed to honor the agreements made with outgoing Budapest Mayor István Tarlós with the new mayor.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has vowed to honor the agreements made with outgoing Budapest Mayor István Tarlós with the new mayor.

PM Orbán said the local council elections had been won despite some “poignant losses” suffered especially in Budapest and a few other large cities.

The Prime Minister said that what’s most important from the government’s point of view is that an overall 1.8 million supporting votes were cast for the ruling parties, significantly more than for the opposition. “As a result, I would like to see the bold and self-confident governance of the past nine years continue, because the support necessary for good work has been expressed for the government’s program,” PM Orbán said.

The Prime Minister added that the decision of the people of Budapest must be accepted. “Budapest has had a Demszky era, then a Tarlós era and now people have decided that something new should follow,” he added.

PM Orbán said people voted in support of Gergely Karácsony, the joint opposition candidate for Budapest mayor, hoping that he would be a better leader for the city. “My job is to give him a chance and provide the necessary conditions,” he added.