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Márki-Zay announces team of experts writing his election platform

picture of Márton Gulyás and Péter Márki-Zay

United opposition leader Péter Márki-Zay was a guest on the Partizán Spartacus program on Sunday, where he revealed the team of experts assisting him with policy issues.

The opposition’s prime ministerial candidate told host Márton Gulyás that his “shadow government” is writing his political platform, and is composed of the following members:

  • Gábor Bojár – responsible for economic issues
  • Júlia Király – monetary concerns
  • Ádám Steinmetz – sport matters
  • Zoltán Komáromi – health care issues

Márki-Zay also said that attorney Zoltán Fleck had already set up a body to make proposals on constitutionally-related issues.

Regarding his trip to Brussels last week, the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely said that no promise had been made regarding joining the European People’s Party in the European Parliament should the opposition win next year’s elections, and that the presence of Hungarian Christian Democrat György Hölvényi in the group complicates this possibility.

As for the parties’ joint election list, Márki-Zay said that although negotiations are underway, the completion of the list won’t be completed this year. They are now putting together a unified platform, in which all parties are committed to the introducing the Euro to Hungary, joining the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, and opening up secret agent files to the public.

The opposition leader did not criticize the price cap on gasoline that goes into effect today, saying that such solutions are acceptable in unusual times.

But he also feels that the Fidesz policy of utility reductions is unsustainable in the long run, and that taxes, VAT, and personal income tax will have to be raised sooner or later.

According to Márki-Zay, the problem is not that energy prices are high. “Viktor Orbán has pushed Hungary into poverty,” said the opposition politician. “74% of the country now lives below the EU’s poverty line, making us the last in line.”

Márki-Zay also spoke about the support he received from László Bige, revealing that his Everybody’s Hungary Movement received a 5 million Ft. (US $15,600) grant from the entrepreneur.

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Businessman László Bige supports Márki-Zay, says Fidesz “wants to destroy” him

picture of László Bige

Speaking in an interview with Partizán Spartacus on Sunday evening, Nitrogénművek owner László Bige came out in support of united democratic leader Péter Márki-Zay in next year’s Parliamentary elections, saying that he would even support “his colorful cat over the current government.”

The fertilizer factory owner was recently fined 14 billion Forints (US $44.9 million) by the Economic Competition Office (GVH) for a breaking laws on competitiveness, but stated that the charge was “absolutely politically motivated.”

“They want to destroy me,” claimed Bige on GVH’s sanctions against him, which alleges that he formed a cartel with retailers.

The entrepreneur believes that democratic opposition leader Péter Márki-Zay would be a good choice for Hungary, as “the country finally, after 30 years, has an independent candidate for Prime Minister.” Bige added that he is willing to financially support the Hódmezővásárhely mayor’s candidacy as well.

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