Róbert Puzsér, an independent Budapest mayoral candidate backed by opposition Jobbik and LMP parties, has put forward an offer to cooperate with the rest of the opposition with a view to defeating Fidesz in the autumn local elections. Puzser said he and his team were convinced that the opposition could replicate the joint campaign that propelled Péter Márki-Zay to the mayorship of Hódmezővásárhely, in south-eastern Hungary, in February 2018. The opposition parties had all backed Márki-Zay in that election. Puzsér said this meant that Fidesz could only be ousted “from the centre and not from the far left”. He said his offer comprised a “fair” division of the metropolitan districts among the opposition parties, a “minimum joint platform” that included an anti-corruption package, and a primary to select a joint Budapest mayoral candidate not organised by the Socialist Party.