The main opposition forces, bar radical Jobbik, are mulling deepening cooperation after having already decided to get their respective experts to hold talks on several specific issues, Csaba Molnar, deputy leader of the leftist Democratic Coalition, said on Wednesday.
Molnar told a news conference that the leader of the Socialist Party, which the DK split from last year, was open to the idea of political cooperation leading to a possible election pact.
As for Politics Can Be Different (LMP), the party is ready to engage in professional-level talks and it already cooperates with other forces in parliament, and does not see a need for a separate agreement, Benedek Javor, LMP’s group leader, said in a letter in reply to DK’s proposal.
Molnar noted that DK, led by former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsany, had initiated talks with the Socialists and LMP two weeks ago on taking action to combat measures of the ruling Fidesz party. Talks will focus of the areas of media regulation, starting the growth-engine, job-creation and reducing regional disparities.
LMP is prepared to engage in expert-level talks in other areas, too, according to Javor’s letter.