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Election will hinge on 26 close districts, says Karácsony

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Gergely Karácsony thinks that the opposition coalition will sweep all of Budapest’s 18 electoral districts in the parliamentary elections on April 3, according to background discussions the Mayor held with reporters on Friday.

Karácsony expressed confidence that the opposition would win every constituency in the metropolitan Budapest region, and even believes that the swing districts around Vác and Szentendre are winnable.

Overall, the Mayor expects the election to be very close. Out of Hungary’s 106 total electoral districts, Karácsony estimates that both Fidesz-KDNP and the United for Hungary opposition are certain to get 40 seats each, but the remaining 26 seats are toss-ups.

The Mayor also said that during the campaign he will be appearing alongside opposition candidates mostly in the capital and in the surrounding region.

Gergely Karácsony feels there is a good chance that at least five candidates from his party, Dialogue, will be able to enter Parliament after the election, allowing them to form their own group in the National Assembly.

[ATV]

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