Small opposition party LMP does not plan to enter a party alliance at the 2014 elections but seeks cooperation with organisations that are equally critical of the current Orban government and the previous Socialist governments, daily Magyar Hirlap said on Tuesday quoting deputy group leader Gergely Karacsony.
Karacsony told the paper in an interview that it is primarily a moral issue that LMP should run independently at the elections.
It is impossible to tell at the moment whether the opposition has better chances to win the elections by joining forces or by the individual parties that pursue very different policies approaching the different voters, Karacsony said.
“I will argue for a strategy that not only helps replace Fidesz but also makes it possible to direct a democratic state based on the rule of law to return to the path set in 1989. This would also require partners on the right because the constitution should be important not only for one party or one camp,” he said.
Asked whether the popularity polls in early 2014 may prompt LMP to consider joining forces with splinter party Democratic Coalition, associated with former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany, he said this was not an option.
Assessing the ruling parties’ work in the past two years, Karacsony said granting dual citizenship to ethnic Hungarians living beyond the borders was perhaps the only agreeable move. He criticised Fidesz’s approach to health and education, saying that they consider welfare services as an expense and not as an investment.