Non-partisan conservative conservative Peter Markizai will face Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the 2022 elections. This was confirmed Sunday evening, with all votes counted. The election commission reported that the 49-year-old won the opposition-organised primaries with 56.71 percent of Clara Dobrev’s Social Democrats (43.29 percent).
This was the first time that a primary election was held in Hungary to elect a joint candidate for the opposition. Six opposition parties, from the green left to the conservative right, must support the campaign winner against incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The opposition has been very divided so far.
“Today we also changed the opposition,” said Marky Zay. According to him, the opposition could only defeat Urban if they worked together. He said: “The exit is not to the right or left, but to the top.” Marky Zee and opponent Clara Dobrev agreed that the opponent’s tenacity could not be broken.
Marky G. is an economist and devout Catholic who has some national renown as mayor of Hodmezovasarhely County. It is not partisan.
His strength lies in his ability to appeal to conservative voters, who may no longer be convinced of Orbán’s way of running the country. However, his conservatism is also accompanied by an open mind, tolerance and a willingness to compromise, which should also allow him to impress left-wing voters from major cities.
800,000 people took part in the two-stage election, or nearly ten percent of Hungary’s electorate.
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