Hungary’s Social Union, headed by former (Socialist) speaker of parliament Katalin Szili, has formed an alliance with 11 other parties and civil groups under the name Community for Social Justice (KTI), Szili announced on Thursday.
KTI, now awaiting official recognition, seeks to “give a chance to those people who cannot chose from existing parties, including Hungary’s nearly 4 million poor whom nobody cares for,” Szili said.
Szili said there was a tremendous need for a “political alternative organised on a democratic and national basis”. All political forces are at war with each other, leaving the problems of the impoverished masses unresolved, Szili insisted. “A different style, new people, credibility, justice, and solidarity are needed,” she said.
KTI is planning to field 160 candidates for the 2014 elections, Szili said.