We are a Hungarian green-left political movement. Emerging
from social and housing initiatives, we endorsed
opposition candidates in the 2019 Budapest municipal
election before founding Szikra (‘Spark’) in 2020. After
winning the opposition primaries in Budapest's 8/9th
district, our candidate, András Jámbor, made it to
parliament by flipping the district in the 2022 general
elections, becoming our first MP.
This showed the country that a politics based on
solidarity, an egalitarian vision, and needs-based
policies was possible. Despite decades of neoliberalism
and the ascent of Orbán’s authoritarian regime, a
left-wing platform could still win in Hungary today. You
this video report
about our April 2022 electoral victory.
What we do
Focusing primarily on housing, labour, and environmental
issues, our organisation engages in direct activism, civic
engagement, and institutional politics. The
democratisation of the economy, redistributive policies,
and a sustainable future are at the core of our vision.
Internally, we seek to establish a political community
based on educational activities, democratic
decision-making, and mutual aid. Externally, we aim to
amplify, connect and learn from grassroots organisations,
civic initiatives, and trade unions throughout Hungary. On
an international level, we aim to build connections with
like-minded projects and reclaim Eastern Europe as a space
of hope and emancipation.
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