The European Union is worried about the rule of law in Hungary and the economy there is stuck in recession. Prime Minister Viktor Orban is doing his best to turn that to his advantage in next year’s election.
Gordon Bajnai, the Hungarian ex- premier seeking to unite opposition groups to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a 2014 election, wants to scrap the flat personal-income tax and sign a “growth pact” with banks.
Gordon Bajnai, the former Hungarian technocratic prime minister who last month formed an opposition umbrella group, said the 2014 election may be the last chance to roll back Premier Viktor Orban’s consolidation of power.
Gordon Bajnai, Hungary’s former prime minister who is a goalie on an amateur soccer team, broke his nose and had to be taken off the field by an ambulance after he was kicked in the face by a striker, Blikk reported, citing Bajnai’s teammates.
Hungary’s biggest opposition party and an opposition umbrella group led by former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai are seeking to start negotiations on an alliance to defeat Premier Viktor Orban in elections in 2014.
(Corrects Socialist party backing among eligible voters in first bullet point.) Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party, Fidesz, widens lead as support tumbles for the biggest opposition party, the Socialists, and as the radical nationalist Jobbik surges, according to a Median poll. * Fidesz leads Socialists 26% to 12% in Feb. among eligible voters, compared with 27% and 16% respectively in previous month. Jobbik at 10% in Feb. Share of those who say they have no party preference rises to 39% from 36%: Median * Jobbik displaces Socialists in 2nd place in Feb. with 19% among decided voters who say they’re sure to vote, compared with 17% for Socialists. Fidesz leads with 41%: Median * Ex-PM Gordon Bajnai’s Egyutt 2014 group in 4th place, with 8% backing among eligible voters and 15% support among decided voters: Median * Poll’s margin of error is 2.5 percentage point, Median says * NOTE: Hungary elections scheduled for 2Q 2014