Small-town conservative mayor hopes to oust Orban in Hungary’s 2022 vote

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By Krisztina Than HODMEZOVASARHELY, Hungary (Reuters) – Peter Marki-Zay, the new leader of Hungary’s opposition alliance, has done the maths: he needs to win over the young, the undecided, and disenchanted supporters of veteran Prime Minister Viktor Orban to secure victory in next year’s election. The 49-year-old Catholic conservative and father of seven knows it will be a tough task ousting Orban and his nationalist, socially conservative Fidesz party, which has won three consecutive parliamentary landslides in the past 12 years. But Marki-Zay, who ended 18 years of Fidesz rule in 2018 in the…

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