The ruling Fidesz party expects an apology from Socialist leader Attila Mesterházy for not protesting against a harsh remark shouted from the audience during the party’s Saturday congress, the ruling party’s communications director told a press conference on Monday. The daily Magyar Nemzet said that Mesterházy had made comments about Lőrinc Mészáros, the mayor of Felcsút, calling him “Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s procurator, who has multiplied his company’s revenues five times over the past three years and today ranks as the 88th richest Hungarian”. As Mesterházy described Mészáros’ as “a serious achievement that deserves a university professor’s post”, the online report said participants shouted the word “rope”, suggesting capital punishment. The portal added that instead of distancing himself from the slogan, Mesterházy continued his address by saying that “I believe there is going to be not a professor’s podium but the other thing we have just heard”. Mesterházy insisted that the word “prison” and not “rope” was shouted at the congress. The Hungarian words for prison and rope are börtön and kötél.