Viktor Orbán is one of the world’s worst prime ministers but still one of the most “expensive” political leaders, as his income is eight times the average and only US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin receive relatively higher salaries, Socialist spokesman Zsolt Török told reporters in Budapest on Thursday.
He said Orbán’s salary amounts to Ft 100 million over four years.
The change of image for state media absorbs just as much, he continued, adding that state media could have kept 50 recently dismissed employees with that money.
The government also spends an unacceptable amount, Ft 100 million, on political advisors “from the edges of football grounds,” Török asserted.
In response, Fidesz spokeswoman Gabriella Selmeczi noted that Török approved the prime ministerial income as a member of the previous Parliament.
She added that the salary of the National Bank governor is eight times that of the president of the US Federal Reserve.