Hungary’s municipalities are serving the public more efficiently in the current economic and social crisis caused by the novel coronavirus epidemic than the central government, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said in a message to the Socialist Party’s online congress.
The municipal authorities may play a major role in managing the crisis, even if the government makes every possible effort to hinder their work, Karácsony said on the Socialists’ Facebook page.
The municipalities led by opposition parties demonstrate the benefits of social governance which “is a great hope for Hungary and a serious threat to the government”, he said.
Karácsony, who is also co-leader of the Socialist ally Párbeszéd party, called on the Socialists to put an end to their internal disputes.
The Socialist party is the sole opposition force to pursue a Social Democratic policy, he said, adding that there would be no opposition victory without a Social Democratic party.