4K! – Fourth Republic!

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4K! – Fourth Republic!
Leader András Istvánffy
Founded 28 April 2012
Headquarters Budapest, Hungary
Ideology Anti-establishment,
Left-wing nationalism,
Participatory democracy,
Social democracy
Political position Left-wing
European Parliament group None
Colours Red and yellow
Website
negyedikkoztarsasag.hu

The party 4K! – Fourth Republic (Hungarian: 4K! – Negyedik Köztársaságot!), often abbreviated 4K!, is a social-democratic political party in Hungary. It is led by András Istvánffy. It was formed at a Congress in April 2012, and its membership is largely drawn from a predecessor civil organization, also called 4K!. The party had 10 candidates out of 106 in the 2014 spring election, not being able to verify a national list. It is currently not represented in the Hungarian parliament, but thanks to an alliance with LMP won a municipal seat in the 20th district of the capital city, Budapest in the autumn elections.

Aims[edit]

As the name indicates, 4K! aspires to establish a new republic of Hungary, based on a restatement of values of social justice, equality and self-determination. The leadership is committed to a 'republican revolution' with the aim of returning power to the people of Hungary.

The leadership criticises both the existing right-wing Fidesz government for their approach to the working class in Hungary, while castigating the Hungarian Socialist Party for adherence to neoliberal economic policies.

On 31 January 2014, the party presented its national list for the 2014 election. Istvánffy said the "4K! will be the only real new organization in the election, which is not failed politicians' attempt to return to the government."[1] On 8 February 2014, Istvánffy announced the party's election program with the title of "New Social Contract". The program includes the legalization of cannabis, removal of MPs' immunity, re-introduction of multi-rate tax system and concept of social housing system.[2]

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