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World Péter Márki-Zay, the surprise candidate who will challenge Viktor Orbán

21:50  19 october  2021
21:50  19 october  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Péter Márki-Zay, le candidat surprise qui va défier Viktor Orbán © Copyright 2021, The Obs 1. Surprise

There is still a month no one banked on a forint him. Péter Márki-Zay, aka "PMZ" was the surprise by winning 56.7% of votes in the primary organized by the six main parties of the Hungarian opposition. "PMZ" will now attempt to defeat the ever-present nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in power since 2010, during the legislative elections held in April 2022. 2. Outsider

Her profile outsider without party nor means attracted everyone reject as the two main Hungarian formations: the conservative Fidesz Viktor Orbán and the opposition social Democrats. He entered politics three years ago, this engineer, a graduate in economics, spent among others by the Hungarian subsidiaries of EDF and Legrand, campaigned at the head of a micro-movement "Hungary everyone "with 10 000 from his pocket and volunteer support. Viktor Orbán before

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3. Exploit He found the recipe at the local level, to defeat Orbán. In February 2018, he managed to unite all the opposition parties, from the left to the far right to get elected for mayor of Hódmezövásárhely, a town of 40,000 souls, in southern Hungary, famous be a historical stronghold Fidesz. He intends to repeat the feat at the national level. 4.

Old Catholic voters disappointed Fidesz, conservative, devout Catholic father of seven children: Márki-Zay, 49, will not be an easy target for Orbán, who has built his entire speech on the defense of Europe Christian and conservative values ​​against the liberal left. "He will have to change his tune. [...] His attacks can not walk against me, "boastful Márki-Zay.

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5. Boost His victory in the primary," PMZ "has the flair of the Green mayor of Budapest Gergely Karácsony. The latter came in second in the first round behind the Social Democratic Klára Dobrev MEP, withdrew in favor of Márki-Zay, who was not yet the third, finding that the opposition coalition would have more chances to win against Orbán with a conservative to his head. Well done: the polls show for the first time the opposition neck and neck with Fidesz.

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6. Legitimacy With this historic primary, which mobilized more than 800 000 voters in the two towers, almost 10% of the electorate in this country of 9.8 million people, "PMZ" is entitled strong legitimacy. He has a hit with young people.

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He agrees to do housework if he becomes prime minister. At the head of his "coalition of the pure", as he calls the covenant of the contrast in contrast to the "corrupt dictatorship" Orbán, Hungary wants a "cleaner": it will restore the rule of law, submit a new constitution by referendum where "against powers will prevent anyone to seize power" and promises the prison to "those who have flown into the coffers of the state." 8. Pro-euro

Unlike Orbán "PMZ" is a convinced pro-European. He who has lived in Canada and the United States speak English and French. He supported the adoption of the euro and wants Hungary joins the European Public Prosecutor.

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gatherer 9. Despite its Catholic conservatism and some remarks to the punch on feminist or gay, it reassures the left: he will respect the separation of church and state and will "in his arm Jews, Roma, homosexuals. "

Challenge 10. This is the first time the opposition has a common parliamentary candidate. According to former MP Zsuzsanna Szelényi

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Arki-Zay will be to hold together this patchwork of liberal, social democratic, conservative and far-right members. "

It will also need to keep youth membership and attract undecided voters and some Fidesz if he wants to drive Orbán of his chair.

Tucker Carlson is broadcasting from Hungary because its authoritarian, anti-immigrant leader has set a model for America's far-right .
Many consevatives look to Hungary's Viktor Orbán as a more effective version of Trump - and a model for the future of right-wing politics in the US. Carlson is effectively in Hungary to promote Orbán's nationalism and anti-democratic approach to governance, and authoritarianism experts are concerned - particularly over what this says about the direction of American conservatism.

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