István Hollik, Fidesz’s communications director, has confirmed that although all 106 candidates of the ruling Fidesz party have collected the required number of signatures to run in their individual constituencies in the April 3 general election, the party will continue its signature drive “as a show of strength”.
Hollik added that Fidesz has more than 2,500 stands set up across the country with activists collecting signatures. “It’s important for us to show that there are a lot of us and that we won’t let the common achievements of the last 12 years go to waste,” Hollik said. “And we won’ let [Democratic Coalition leader] Ferenc Gyurcsány and his people return to politics, either.” “The past must not come back; Hungary must move forward, not backwards,” he said. On Saturday, Hollik announced that the individual candidates of the Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance were the first to collect the required number of signatures to run in their respective districts.
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