22/12/2011 – The MCF Roma Unity party, which ran on its own lists in two previous elections, will start a campaign next week touring the country, the party’s spokesman told MTI on Thursday.
The nationwide campaign is designed to ask Roma and non-Roma people about their current situation in Hungarian society, tap their opinion and gather suggestions the party would use in its action plan next year, said Janos Bogdan, Jr. The campaign will also seek to win more supporters for MCF, he said.
The launch of the campaign was decided at a meeting of MCF’s board which wants cooperation with democratic organisations, local governments, public figures and NGOs that seek to change today’s “serious social situation,” said the spokesman in a release.
MCF first wrote history when it ran on its own list in the Hungarian general election in 2006. It then became the first Roma party in Europe to run on its own list in the EP elections in 2009.