- Conservative and non-partisan foreigner Peter Margi-Jay is expected to challenge right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Victor Orban as the opposition candidate in the 2022 parliamentary election.
- The 49-year-old was clearly in the lead, according to the results of the first part count on Sunday evening, in a primary election organized by the opposition.
- This is the first time such a code has been used in Hungary.
The six previously divided opposition parties – from left-green to right-wing conservatives – must support the winner in the election campaign against Orban.
After counting more than half the votes, Marquee-Jay received 59.1 percent of the vote, while her rival, Clara Dobrev, received 40.9 percent from the Social Democrats, the DK. Dobrew has already congratulated and promised to support him with full force in the parliamentary election campaign.
Margi-Joy became mayor of an urban fortress
Margi-Jay studied economics, electrical engineering and history. From 2004 to 2009 he lived with his family in Canada and the United States. He came to politics in 2018. At the time he was winning – and even more surprisingly – in the election of Hotmeswazer Haley mayor. Until then, the site was considered the unshakable stronghold of the Urban Party Fides.
Participation in the Area Code was the highest: 662,016 voters cast their ballots within six days until Saturday evening. A total of 633,811 citizens participated in the first round of the primary election held at the end of September. This value has already exceeded the expectations of the organizers. There were five top candidates to choose from at the time. In the first round, citizens voted against their respective general direct candidates in 94 of the 106 constituencies.