Demonstrations in Győr call for Borkai’s resignation

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Opposition parties organised a protest against the mayor of Győr, in northwest Hungary. The demonstrators signed a petition calling for Mayor Zsolt Borkai, who was reelected in municipal elections a week earlier, to resign from his post and leave public life.

Borkai narrowly won the mayoral race after becoming embroiled in a sex scandal. After the win, he quit the governing Fidesz-KDNP alliance and said he would continue as an independent.

Imre Komjáthi, deputy head of the opposition Socialists, urged the protestors, who numbered around 400, to strengthen their solidarity and “chase this gang out”.

Ferenc Jenei, the local and regional head of opposition party LMP, called Borkai a “political corpse” and said protests against him would continue every Friday from 5.00pm.



Photo: Tamás Kaszás

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