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Berényi elected chairman of Hungarian Coalition Party

The interim chairman of the extra-parliamentary Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), József Berényi, was elected as the more permanent head of the party at a congress in Veľký Meder on Saturday, April 16, the TASR newswire reported. SMK spokesperson Eva Dunajská informed the TASR newswire that Gyula Bárdos remains chairman of the party’s Republican Council. The convention also elected specialist vice-chairs, confirming in most cases the incumbent party members such as: Ivan Farkas as vice-chairman for the economy and regional development, Peter Ory as vice-chairman for self-governing bodies; and László Szigeti as vice-chair for education and culture.

The interim chairman of the extra-parliamentary Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), József Berényi, was elected as the more permanent head of the party at a congress in Veľký Meder on Saturday, April 16, the TASR newswire reported.

SMK spokesperson Eva Dunajská informed the TASR newswire that Gyula Bárdos remains chairman of the party’s Republican Council. The convention also elected specialist vice-chairs, confirming in most cases the incumbent party members such as: Ivan Farkas as vice-chairman for the economy and regional development, Peter Ory as vice-chairman for self-governing bodies; and László Szigeti as vice-chair for education and culture.

“A change is set to take place in the post of vice-chair for social affairs, as the delegates elected Gabriella Nemeth ... When it came to the post of chair for agriculture and environment, none of the four candidates received majority support," said Dunajská, adding that this election will be repeated.

Source: TASR

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