During the second round of the opposition pre-election, Péter Márki-Zay went on a parade gave an interview to 444.hu. As he had previously emphasized, the Prime Minister-candidate again said that he had not betrayed him, especially not to the DK voters, but instead used the word betrayal to those dialogue members who, betraying Gergely Karácsony, did not stand behind the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely. after resignation. We also asked the conversational Richard Barabás on the Index on Tuesday.
In the interview, Péter Márki-Zay emphasized: while behind him are former prime ministerial candidates such as Gábor Vona, László Botka, Gergely Karácsony, Bernadett Szél, András Fekete-Győr or József Pálinkás, behind Klára Dobrev, only Ferenc Gyurcsány, her husband. He added that not only does he enjoy the support of the Momentum, but Jobbik has plenty of basic organizations and several socialist politicians behind him. He didn’t explain exactly who he was.
Klára Dobrev’s challenger argued that she might be able to co-govern and co-operate with opposition parties, having previously campaigned even for DK candidates in by-elections, national or municipal elections.
I’ve helped everyone already, and I have a lot of good friends at each party. In the DK too! (..) The Everyone’s Hungary Movement (MMM) supported perhaps the largest number of DK candidates
The Prime Minister-designate recalled.
He recalled what he had talked about in several forums before: he found it repulsive to try to persuade MMM members to make critical statements against him, and to try to persuade mayors by blackmail to support Klára Dobrev, saying if they did not, the local DK group overthrows the mayor. When asked if he could say specifics, he suggested asking Gergely Karácsony if he knew such a blackmail technique. On Tuesday, Ágnes Vadai, the deputy leader of the DK faction, reacted to Márki-Zay’s accusations in a sharp voice on his community side.
In the interview, he also talked about the fact that the pre-election campaign can be paid with confidence from the large number of donations, and he also gets advice from socialist politicians and old KDNPs.
According to him, he would have been there as a civilian in the negotiations on the 2020 cooperation, but this was prevented by Ferenc Gyurcsány. In the view of the pre-election, at least 500 thousand people “must be taken to vote” because Klára Dobrev can expect 200-250 thousand votes.
Ferenc Gyurcsány: At least we have a lie today
Ferenc Gyurcsány responded to Péter Márki-Zay’s interview in a Facebook post entitled: Péter, don’t lie early in the morning! In this, the president of DK reacted to the fact that, according to MZP, he had vetoed the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely to take part in the six-party talks.
Let’s see then! Here are the minutes of the meeting of the party presidents on 1 October 2020. Pain Peter, but according to the minutes you are not telling the truth. In fact, no one, not even the rapporteur, wanted to involve the MMM in inter-party cooperation, because it is not a party. (Parties with national or European representation in the six parties worked together. That was the rule.) So no one.
At the suggestion of András Fekete-Győr, the joint decision was that our representatives meet with you regularly and consult. That’s how it happened.
The minutes of your first meeting, which took place in October, are here. You didn’t even suggest you wanted to join the six-party deal. You discussed possible elements of a joint opposition program.
Tell me, aren’t you suspicious of seeing me everywhere? Whatever. At least I have a lie today. Then maybe we will have an easier day
– wrote in his post the chairman of the Democratic Coalition.
(Cover image: Márki-Zay Péter. Photo: Bodnár Patrícia / Index)