Kelemen sole candidate for RMDSZ presidency

Current president Hunor Kelemen is the sole candidate for the position at the upcoming congress of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ), the party said in a statement.

RMDSZ will hold its electoral congress in Kolozsvár/Cluj on February 22-23 and only Kelemen has submitted his candidacy by the January 8 deadline. In the past two weeks, most county chapters of RMDSZ have announced their support for Kelemen’s candidacy.

“Again, I am not vying for position: my task is to build a strong and brave RMDSZ”, Kelemen said in the statement. The statement said that under Kelemen’s presidency the multi-faceted organization has reached consensus on the most important issues.

If elected, this will be his third consecutive term as president. Kelemen (51) has a degree in veterinary medicine and philosophy and is a member of parliament for his party since 2000, twice minister of culture and has already served two terms as president since 2011.

Author: Dénes Albert