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Momentum has decided which of its members will be on the joint opposition party list and the order in which they will appear, the party said on Sunday night. A selection delegation from the party took into account the political experience of each candidate, their roles in local municipalities, and their performance in previous campaigns.

As previously reported, András Fekete-Győr will still lead the list despite resigning as party chair after a poor showing in the primary elections to be the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate.

Second place on the list went to Márton Tompos, party spokesperson, and the third to Ferenc József Gelencsér, Momentum’s representative and deputy mayor in Budapest’s District I. Anikó Paróczai in Kispest and Dániel Berg, deputy mayor of District II in Budapest, also appear on the party’s list. Index has published the full list on its site.

Anna Orosz, acting party chair and an individual candidate for the Újbuda seat in Parliament, and Anna Donáth, a Member of the European Parliament, are competing against each other to lead the party in a vote expected later this month.

The opposition parties have already begun talks on how to divide up spots on their joint national list, for which there is expected to be strong competition. The coalition expects to gain at least 45 seats in Parliament, but these have to be divided between the six parties and Péter Márki-Zay, their joint prime ministerial candidate.

[Magyar Hang]

By Steven N.

Steven is the editor-in-chief of Hungarian Politics. He has been following the political scene in Hungary and the Central European region more or less since 1994.