Opposition green party LMP elected János Kendernay co-chairman at an extraordinary party congress.
The new co-chair and other members of the board elected by the congress were presented at a press conference. The congress was unable to elect a co-chairwoman because no candidates were nominated. The party must decide on filling the post within sixty days. Kendernay, whose background is in international relations, diplomacy and European affairs, has been an LMP board member since last year. He competed for the post of co-chairman with István Ferenczi, a local council representative of Budapest’s district 19.
Máté Kanasz-Nagy will continue in the post of national board secretary.
The other members of the board are Mária Szendefy, Krisztina Fábián, István Ferenczi, Ákos Németh, Gábor Hanák and Dániel Pitz.
Kendernay told the press conference that the new board had received a “strong mandate” to carry out internal restructuring, strengthen the green character of the party and support preparations for the local council elections this autumn. The party had to elect new officials because its entire board resigned after disappointing European parliamentary election results on May 26.