Uniform design of the Opposition Alliance ready after lengthy negotiations

Opposition politicians replaced the cover image on their social media pages one by one on Thursday. The new image now features the new unified design of the opposition parties, with three dominant colors: blue, turquoise and white. The motto is “United for Hungary”. Meanwhile, the opposition’s electoral platform also appears to be slowly finalizing. The parties could go into campaign mode in a few days. They said they wanted to continue distributing three million copies of an opposition newspaper to all households.

This article was originally published on our sister site, Ungarn Heute. Translated by Julia Tar.

After the primaries in the fall, the opposition alliance succeeded in developing a unified image three months before the legislative elections. Under the name “United for Hungary” they will appear with the same image.

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However, not all alliance parties were represented in the video.

According to Telex, the leaders of the six opposition parties (DK, Jobbik, Momentum, MSZP, LMP, Párbeszéd) standing on a joint list, met in the first round without the candidate for Prime Minister Péter Márki-Zay to discuss the campaign as well as the final program. They also consulted him subsequently.

According to the portal, it also seems certain that the open questions on the opposition program were closed by participants in last week’s talks. Previously, Péter Márki-Zay said there was 90 percent agreement and 10 percent open questions. Based on information from Telex, these have also been settled: for example, there was a big debate on whether the introduction of the euro should be tied to a date. The parties then decided that the opposition would pledge that if the alliance wins, the uniform European currency will be introduced in Hungary within five years.

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It was also decided that with regard to the Budapest-Belgrade railway line, the parties and Péter Márki-Zay will not promise to stop the project immediately after the elections, but will talk about reviewing the project and ‘stop if necessary.

From relaunch of casino concessions at points such as do not abolish the sports support system (TAO system) which was to remain within the framework of the common program but extended to other sports, they were able to reach an agreement. Márki-Zay also agreed with the parties on his earlier pledge that the program should do not include tax increases.

(The so-called TAO funds are used by companies that pay corporate tax to support specific organizations or goals. As a result, these funds will be excluded from the budget. Currently, not all sports can be supported in this way. – Editor’s note).

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The common opposition program has already been presented sector by sector in several press conferences in the first week of January, and with the decisions of last week, Márki-Zay himself finalized it.

Nevertheless, according to Telex, there are still some contentious issues; for example, the right-wing Jobbik party vetoed a possible introduction of the right to marry for same-sex couples, and no real decision has yet been made, i.e. no real six-party decision on whether three Roma politicians will appear on the joint list at the request of Péter Márki-Zay.

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It also appears that it was decided that, in accordance with Márki-Zay’s proposal, these opposition politicians would end up in the top five places on the common list, which were the party’s candidates for prime minister at the time. opposition primaries.

  • Péter Márki Zay (leading candidate for the post of Prime Minister)
  • Klára Dobrev, DK
  • Karácsony Gergely, Párbeszéd-MSZP-LMP
  • Péter Jakab, Jobbik
  • Fekete-Győr András, Momentum

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Meanwhile, the opposition news site Telex at reported that nearly three million copies of the joint campaign magazine of the six opposition parties on a joint list, and their candidate for prime minister who won the primaries, will be published this week. The portal predicts that the campaign material will include an interview with Péter Márki-Zay as well as candidate presentations, and that efforts will be made to distribute it to almost every household across the country over the next two weeks. In addition, the opposition will also appear on a thousand billboards alongside Márki-Zay, presumably with the aforementioned uniform design.

Featured image via Péter Márki-Zay’s Facebook page

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