Socialists Pledge To Improve Budapest Public Safety

  • 4 Aug 2014 9:00 AM
Socialists Pledge To Improve Budapest Public Safety
The opposition Socialists pledge to improve public safety and establish a network to care for pensioners and single mothers in Budapest, the party’s Budapest group leader has said.

To enhance public safety, the Socialists would install an integrated system of surveillance cameras, Csaba Horváth said, announcing the launch of his party’s campaign for the local elections to be held on Oct. 12. “Budapest today has no leader.

The capital city is under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s direct control and has a mayor who represents solely party interests,” Horváth said, referring to incumbent István Tarlós.

On October 12 Budapest will oust now ruling Fidesz and its “procurator” and “take control of its own future,” he said. Horváth said the left-of-centre opposition parties would resume consultations on co-ordinated nominations of candidates of the Budapest elections later on Monday afternoon.

The left-of-centre opposition should nominate a single candidate for the post of Budapest mayor, one who stands the best chance to win, he said.


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