The Northern Hungarian town of Eger will be holding a special election for a new municipal representative on June 26, but the ballot won’t have a candidate from Hungary’s united opposition on it.
At the moment, voters will be able to select from candidates representing Fidesz and Our Homeland, plus at least two non-party-affiliated candidates. Two other independent candidates may also make the ballot by the deadline, and Egri Ügyek claims that the Solution Movement is also looking to field a candidate.
Ádám Vermes was sponsored by united opposition coalition partners DK and Jobbik, but Vermes announced in a Facebook post on Saturday that he was withdrawing his candidacy.
The reason for this is because the conditions for running a successful campaign are not currently in place.
-Vermes wrote in his post.
“Thus the national trend continues of the opposition, beaten in the April elections, still unable to offer an alternative,” wrote Egri Ügyek. [Azonnali]