New rules passed by the Fidesz majority government have “legalized electoral fraud,” said Péter Márki-Zay, but scrutiny and openness is the way to guard against this.
In his his regular Sunday evening update, streamed live on Facebook, the united opposition’s candidate for prime minister encouraged Hungarians who want a change of government to sign up as ballot counters and activists. If there are enough of these, there will be a good chance of a fair election in Hungary on April 3, he believes.
Péter Márki-Zay also pointed to polls which show that even Fidesz supporters cannot grasp why there won’t be a prime ministerial debate. He believes that Viktor Orbán’s mendacity is the reason why he won’t debate the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely. The opposition’s new billboard campaign calls attention to this directly, displaying Orbán’s face next to the statement, “He’s afraid to debate because he lies!”
The opposition politician also mentioned that he is planning to visit Transylvania and Slovakia, where large numbers of ethnic Hungarians have the right to vote, but the date for the visit hasn’t been set yet.
Even though he acknowledges that not many who live in those regions support his candidacy, Márki-Zay said that the current opposition supports their right to dual citizenship and their right to vote in the Hungarian elections.
[Magyar Hang][Photo: Péter Márki-Zay / Facebook]