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HALF OF VOTERS WOULD SUPPORT INCUMBENT BUDAPEST MAYOR IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

 

Half of decided voters would back the incumbent mayor of Budapest, István Tarlós of ruling Fidesz, if the municipal elections were held this weekend, a fresh poll released by Századvég Institute showed. Tarlós’s voter base is broader than that of the political right in the capital, Századvég said.

Among the opposition contenders, most popular is Gergely Karácsony, the joint Socialist-Párbeszéd candidate, with support of 21%. Karácsony is followed by Olga Kálmán, a senior journalist and television personality backed by the Democratic Coalition, with 15%, the poll said. The next two candidates, independent Róbert Puzsér, and Momentum Movement’s Gábor Kerpel-Fronius, would garner support of 8% and 6%, respectively. Asked about Tarlós’s performance, 57% of respondents were satisfied, while 41% stated the opposite with 2% stating no opinion at all.

Századvég conducted the poll by asking 1,000 voting age adults by phone between June 15 and 18.