Gergely Karácsony gave his victory-speech at 11:00 PM at a club in Budapest.
Today, on 13th October a historic victory was won in Budapest. This victory is not the victory of the co-operating opposition, but the victory of the people of Budapest, a victory for which they fought so they could take their city back from those in power.
- said the newly elected Lord Mayor at the start of his speech. The crowd cheered him on after every sentence.
He said that this victory means that
Budapest will be green and free!
- he exclaimed, and he also vowed to take Budapest back to Europe.
He thanked his opponents at the opposition's primary elections, who "behaved like true democrats." He thanked the opposition parties who cooperated, and his family, for putting up with "all the unbelievable abuse he has to endure as a politician."
He said he will also work for those, who did not vote for him, and he wants to make his program a reality. He thanked István Tarlós his work as a Lord Mayor, then left the stage amidst a standing ovation.