February 4th, 2013

LMP rebels to establish Dialogue for Hungary as a full-fledged party

A splinter group of MPs from small opposition party LMP have renamed their platform a party, one of the group’s founders and the former parliamentary group leader of LMP said on Sunday.

The Dialogue for Hungary Platform changed its name to the Dialogue for Hungary Party, said Benedek Javor.

The party will be headed by two co-chairs, a man and a woman, said co-founding group member Timea Szabo. In addition to the chairs, the party’s board will have five members, she added.

The group stressed that a decision had not yet been taken on whether to cooperate with other opposition powers, but added that they wanted to start talks once tasks related to establishing the Dialogue for Hungary Party were completed.

The platform’s eight members announced their departure from LMP a week earlier, showing a growing rift between party members who support a dialogue with other opposition groups and those who do not.

Javor resigned as LMP parliamentary group leader after the party rejected the idea of cooperating with current or previous heads of government at a vote in November.

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