Lajos Kósa, Fidesz’s campaign chief, has said Hungary’s ruling alliance of Fidesz and the Christian Democrats offers progress, while the opposition offers “unrest” in the upcoming local elections.
“These are the two choices voters will be faced with in the October 13th municipal election,” Kósa told Magyar Nemzet.
The campaign chief pointed out that voters could expect “many attempts at disinformation” from the opposition parties during the campaign.
According to MTI, Kósa said it was impossible to predict the issues the opposition would campaign on “since their messaging is already all over the place”. He said the common theme in their messages was their desire to oust Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party.
Kósa argued, however, that this was not the right message in a local election since the vote will not affect the status of the government. Contrary to the opposition, Kósa said, Fidesz wants to improve Hungary’s municipalities in line with the government scheme launched by the prime minister.
Fidesz is calling on voters “not to put control of their municipality in the hands of the opposition led by Ferenc Gyurcsány and his party, the Democratic Coalition, because that side embraces hate, war and constant hatemongering”, he said.
There are close to 3,200 local councils in Hungary, Kósa said. He added that Fidesz would field or support mayoral candidates in some 1,200 localities.
“The race could end up being close in a number of municipalities, but Fidesz could also secure sweeping victories in many cities and towns,” he added.
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