With the agreement between Gordon Bajnai and Attila Mesterházy, the left is finally making genuine advances towards an electoral alliance for 2014. But many key issues remain unresolved and there are numerous crucial details that might lead to conflicts down the road. Most importantly, the question of whom the alliance will nominate to challenge Orbán has been tabled - with strong claims by both Mesterházy and Bajnai, this could be a bloody fight within the larger battle.
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