Majtényi Hails Presidential Campaign As ‘Success Story’

  • 14 Mar 2017 6:00 AM
Majtényi Hails Presidential Campaign As ‘Success Story’
László Majtényi, a presidential candidate of the opposition parties, has hailed the past two-and-a-halfmonth period since his nomination as the opposition’s candidate for president as a “success story”. Speaking at a press conference after the vote, Majtényi congratulated Áder on his re-election and wished him “a much more successful second term”.

Majtényi argued that his campaign had been a “success story” as it had generated a level of unity among parties “loyal to constitutionality” not seen since Hungary’s transition to democracy.

Answering a question, he said that whether the parties that had nominated him would continue to cooperate with each other did not depend on him, adding that he did not believe that he would be “a central figure” of any kind of cooperation that may follow.

He said the parties that had backed him had “probably done cool-headed calculations” of the potential political or societal benefits this joint effort would bring them.

Majtényi added that he expected the parties to conduct similar analyses of the benefits of working together in the future, too. He said he would take part in one more political protest on March 15, a national holiday, adding, at the same time, that he harboured no political ambitions.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

MTI photo: Koszticsák Szilárd

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