Dialogue for Hungary
|Dialogue for Hungary
|Founded||17 February 2013|
|Split from||Politics Can Be Different|
|Ideology||Green liberalism|
|Political position||Centre-left|
|Politics of Hungary
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Dialogue for Hungary (Hungarian: Párbeszéd Magyarországért, PM) is a Hungarian green liberal political party, formed in February 2013, after having the Dialogue for Hungary Platform of the Politics Can Be Different (LMP) and eight MPs left the LMP party and established their new organization.
Split from the LMP
During the party's congress in November 2012, the Politics Can Be Different (LMP) decided not to join Together 2014, the electoral alliance of opposition parties and movements led by Gordon Bajnai, which formed against the Second Cabinet of Viktor Orbán. As a result Benedek Jávor, a follower of the agreement, resigned from his position of parliamentary group leader. The platform ‘Dialogue for Hungary’ was formed within the party on 26 November 2012, with Jávor as one of its founders. The platform gathers those who would back the Together 2014 electoral movement with the aim of “changing the Orbán regime.” Later that day András Schiffer, who did not support the cooperation with Bajnai, was elected leader of the LMP parliamentary group for second time.
In January 2013, the LMP's congress rejected again the electoral cooperation with other opposition forces, including Together 2014. As a result members of LMP’s “Dialogue for Hungary” platform announced their decision to leave the opposition party and form a new organization. Benedek Jávor said the eight MPs leaving LMP would keep their parliamentary mandates. They will coordinate with the remaining seven LMP lawmakers in order to keep the parliamentary group operational on some level. Schiffer said the move would not lead to a party split. Less than 10 percent of the party’s membership has indicated a desire to leave the party, he said. The leaving MPs established Dialogue for Hungary as a full-fledged party. The eight MPs also left the parliamentary group which then broken up according to the rules of the National Assembly.
The Dialogue for Hungary (PM) held its inaugural congress on 17 February 2013. Jávor was elected co-president of the party, alongside Tímea Szabó. The congress also authorized the party's presidency to open the negotiations with Together 2014. All LMP politicians of the Budapest General Assembly left the party and joined the new organization. However the Fidesz-Jobbik majority of the assembly decided the PM can not form a new fraction with the participating of the former LMP representatives. The PM established its first local organization in Dunaújváros. Gergely Karácsony said "the party will represented in all individual constituencies within two or three months.
On 8 March 2013, the PM entered into an alliance with the Together 2014, which officially formed as a political party. Bajnai said the two parties will run on a joint ticket and field joint candidates for prime minister and deputies in the country’s next parliamentary election in Spring 2014. Jávor and Szabó, co-chairs of the PM also became members of the Together 2014's board.
- "Beintett Bajnainak az LMP, lemondott Jávor Benedek". 18 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "LMP fails to elect new parliamentary group leader as split in party continues". 26 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
- "Ismét Schiffer András az LMP-frakció vezetője". 26 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
- "LMP rejects proposals for new strategy at party congress". 27 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
- "LMP splits over cooperation with Together 2014; caucus may remain intact". 28 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
- "LMP rebels to establish Dialogue for Hungary as a full-fledged party". 4 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
- "Eight breakaway LMP lawmakers to sit as independents". 11 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
- "Jávor Benedek és Szabó Tímea vezetik a Párbeszéd Magyarországért tömörülést". 17 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
- "Megszűntnek tekinti az LMP-frakciót a Fővárosi Közgyűlés". 22 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- "Dunaújvárosi a Párbeszéd Magyarországért első helyi szervezete". 28 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- "Former PM Bajnai’s political movement officially forms political party". 9 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
- Official website (Hungarian)