The Socialist Party will hold its congress on Feb. 14, party head Bertalan Tóth told a press conference. The congress will vote on introducing a co-leader system in the party, Tóth said. The leadership is proposing a female and a male co-leader position to promote gender equality, he said. So far, board head Ágnes Kunhalmi and himself have signalled plans to run in the party election scheduled to be held in May, he said.
Tóth said the aim was to implement structural changes that enable the Socialists to fully engage in opposition cooperation. The opposition needs a joint programme and vision to promote during the 2022 election to unseat the government, he said. Tóth said the Socialists want to promote an inclusive, knowledge-based society where all children have equal access to a quality education. The party also promotes wage hikes for teachers, health-care workers, and substantial minimum wage and pension hikes, he said. Regarding the party’s green policy, Tóth said its policies were geared towards home reconstruction and insulation, as well as upgrading heating systems.