Monday, May 9, 2005, 00:00
A year before the next general elections, there is a clear dividing line between Budapest and the provinces in terms of party preferences, according to a survey conducted by polling institute Marketing Centrum in early May and reported by broadsheet Magyar Hírlap. The residents of Budapest tend to lean towards the governing coalition, while the majority of people in the country would vote for opposition leader Fidesz. The latter is especially popular with the younger generation, while the Socialists still get more support from the elderly. Fidesz has recently gained in popularity even in larger provincial towns.