Istvan Tarlos, Mayor of Budapest has mixed emotions about the matter of renaming the public transport hub on the Buda side; Moskva Square. The politician answered on a question on Wednesday that after concidering the case, he will reach the “most political” decision
In 2001, the Budapest City Council had a proposal up for vote on renaming the Square to Szell Kalman Square (Prime Minister of Hungary 1899-1903) This proposal was, however voted against by the MSZP (Socialist Party) – SZDSZ (Free Democrats) majority in the council. The right-wing political party Jobbik handed in a proposal in September last year to the Parliament, asking for the Moskva Square to take back it’s original Szell Kalman name. The square named in 1929 after the former Hungarian Prime Minister was renamed Moskva Square in 1951.