Demeter Elected Hungarian Opposition LMP Co-Leader

  • 22 Oct 2018 7:17 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Demeter Elected Hungarian Opposition LMP Co-Leader
The congress of green opposition LMP elected Márta Demeter as the co-leader of the party in Budapest on Saturday.

Demeter, who ran alone for the post, has so far been deputy group leader of LMP. She will fill the post of Bernadett Szél, who resigned in August after LMP’s ethics committee barred her from holding any positions within the party for three years.

László Lóránt Keresztes is LMP’s other co-leader. Speaking at a press conference after the vote, Demeter called her party “the government’s toughest adversary” and said that “the current regime will collapse like a house of cards”.

Once that happens, LMP will “be ready for government”, she said, and pledged “maximum support” to LMP’s current policy.

Demeter called preparations for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections and Hungary’s municipal elections a priority, in the interest of “starting a new age next year”.

She said that “not only a new European Parliament and a new European Commission are needed” but also MEPs that represent “real national values” and can provide stability and security for the people “rather than promote multinational companies”.

MTI Photo: Balogh Zoltán

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