July 11th, 2017

Socialists take suspicion of Fidesz fraud in 2010 election campaign to chief prosecutor

The Socialist Party has turned to the chief prosecutor concerning their suspicion that Governing Fidesz-KDNP cheated in their billboard campaign ahead of the 2010 general election. Socialist press chief István Nyakó told a press conference on Monday that Fidesz placed several thousand billboard advertisements “illegally” in 2010. He insisted that Fidesz had paid a mere 90 million forints (EUR 292 million) to businessman Lajos Simicska for the advertising space at the time, while it should have cost between 700-800 million forints at market rates.

Simicska had been Viktor Orbán’s close ally and one of the main beneficiaries of his government’s policies until 2014, when he bitterly fell out with the prime minister. He is currently backing radical nationalist Jobbik, who used his billboards for a campaign about the stealing of Orbán and his right-hand men. Fidesz pushed through legislation that severely restricts billboard campaigning for parties apart from election period in response.

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  • ViktorZorroban

    If 90 million huf was just 292 million €, 40% of the Hungarians would live under the poverty line. It should of course be 292 billion €.

  • Pali

    You Socialists(Communists) are as sick as pigs. If you had just an ounce of brains in your heads you would be killing yourselves off. How you think you can over run Fidesz with the antics you keep divising, I personally do not know. Why don’t you all lay down, go to sleep and leave the Hungarian people in peace.

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