The six largest opposition parties in Hungary have formed an electoral alliance against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. They want to work out a joint program for the parliamentary elections in 2022. In addition, it is planned to put together candidates in all 106 electoral districts, as the alliance announced. The alliance includes left-wing, liberal and conservative parties. The economist Péter Márki-Zay's movement and the Liberals did not take part in the negotiations.
According to the joint declaration, the six parties are striving for a joint government to stand up for "the interests of Hungary". They accuse Orbán, who has been in office for ten years, and his Fidesz party of increasingly authoritarian rule and steer the country away from the democratic values of the European Union.
Because of Orbán's autocratic behavior in various political areas, the EU has initiated so-called rule of law proceedings against Hungary. The right-wing nationalist Prime Minister has been criticized for years because he restricts civil rights, the independence of the judiciary, and freedom of the media and freedom of expression.
A number of Hungarian opposition parties had already come together in the local elections last October - a strategy that worked. In this way, the opposition was able to provide mayors in several cities, including the capital Budapest.