Gordon Bajnai, Hungary’s former prime minister who wants to unseat Viktor Orban in the 2014 election, says an opposition alliance may still be successful even without a joint premier-candidate ahead of the vote. * Bajnai, speaking to foreign correspondents in Budapest, says he “aspires” and “expects” to be the prime minister candidate and says he doesn’t see a better choice currently * Bajnai says his Egyutt 2014 party still aiming to find joint candidates, including a joint prime minister candidate, with biggest opposition party, the Socialists * The “minimum” is for opposition parties to agree on joint candidates in districts: Bajnai * Hungary opposition parties, not including the radical nationalist Jobbik, should conclude alliance talks in October at the latest: Bajnai * Hungarian opposition fighting a “radical populist” government and opposition needs to be “popular but we cannot be populists:” Bajnai * Bajnai says he would abolish flat tax favoring higher
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.
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, 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.