Demeter sole candidate for top LMP post

LMP’s parliamentary group leader, Márta Demeter, is running as the sole candidate for the green opposition party’s post of co-leader, which Bernadett Szél recently vacated.

A vote will be held on Oct. 20 at LMP’s congress, a party official said in a statement on Friday.

LMP is nominating lawmaker Péter Ungár to parliament’s national security committee to replace Demeter, Máté Kanász-Nagy, the party’s board chief, said.

Demeter entered parliament as a representative of the Socialist Party in 2014 and left the group in early 2017. She joined the LMP parliamentary group in September of that year. She became a party member earlier this year.

Szél resigned as co-leader in August 2018 after LMP’s ethics committee barred her from holding any positions within the party for three years. It did not order her to resign as co-leader, however. Nevertheless, she left the party and resigned as parliamentary group leader on Oct. 1.

László Lóránt Keresztes is the occupant of LMP’s other co-leadership post.

Photo: Facebook – Demeter Márta

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