Fuzes Oszkar, the Hungarian Ambassador to Bucharest, and Zsigmond Barna Pal, Hungary’s General Consul in Miercurea Ciuc, met the candidates for the Targu Mures City Hall yesterday, Mediafax informs. The USL candidate declined the invitation because of lack of time. The ambassador stated that he does not have the right, “not even the intention of interfering in the internal affairs of Magyars,” rejecting press speculation that he would like to persuade the three candidates backed by Magyars – Smaranda Enache, Benedek Imre and Gyorgy Frunda – to nominate only one of them and to back him in order to maximize his chances. Magyars seek to win the Hunedoara City Hall too. Independent candidate Bende Barna launched his candidacy recently, ‘Glasul Hunedoarei’ daily claiming he is backed by UDMR and USL. ‘Jurnalul National’ noted yesterday that Bende Barna talked only in Hungarian at the launch of his candidacy, although Romanians represent 94 per cent of Hunedoara’s population. Moreover, the same source stated that the launch started with Hungary’s state anthem. Kulcsar Terza Jozsef, the president of PCM Covasna, launched his candidacy for the presidency of the Covasna County Council yesterday, his main message being his call for UDMR and other Hungarian organizations to support autonomy.