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FBI case: Gyurcsány turns to Orbán

The head of Democratic Coalition (DK) Ferenc Gyurcsány said at his press conference that the campaign spot which was published by DK on Sunday is alright. The spot shows trans-border Hungarians in Kolozsvár, Romania with hidden faces and disfigured voices all talking about giving their votes to ruling Fidesz.

Party head Gyurcsány said that they talked over this issue several times and they think they didn't cross a line with the footage. He added that DK didn't mean to question the trans-border Hungarians to be real Hungarians; they only decided to hide faces and disfigure voices because they wanted to call attention to a phenomenon and have never meant to argue directly with the voters appearing in the campaign spot. DK head Gyurcsány mentioned that almost four hundred thousand trans-border Hungarians registered to vote in the general elections in Hungary and he added that DK is the only party in Hungary to stand up principally against the rights to vote of people who won't bear the consequences in future. The election system should be amended such that only those who live in Hungary or have lived in Hungary and left Hungary only for a temporary period of time should have the right to vote . Due to another issue the party head said that DK wants to know if the deceased Saudi Arabian businessman Ghait Faraon and Orbáns family has or had something in common with the alleged corruption gate that was published by daily Magyar Nemzet on Monday. According to the right-wing daily a Hungarian man is taking part in the FBI's witness protection program in the US because he is supposed to be another brick in the wall of a system which pumped out a total amount of EUR 3 to 4 billion from Hungary to Arabic and Asian bank accounts over the past few years of Fidesz government. According to the Americans this amount of money is a kind of commission fee which was paid back to government party politicians from those who win EU tenders, Magyar Nemzet quoted. DK is going to turn to the prime minister, to the minister of interior affairs and to the general prosecutor with official questions on this case. The head of DK was also asked about the cases of former socialist Member of Parliament (MP) János Zuschlag and Csaba Czeglédy. According to statements of protected witnesses the network of Mr. Czeglédy is supposed to finance the political left wing and their political campaigns. Mr. Gyurcsány stated that all he knows about Mr. Zuschlag is that he is a political adventurer and he is not willing to make a statement about him. He also added that he himself was never member of the Left-wing Youth Association (common Hungarian abbreviation BIT) so he is not able to judge if there is a link between the BIT and the former youth cooperative of Mr. Czeglédy. He also doesn't know if the network of Mr. Czeglédy supported the independent MP Zoltán Kész. But one thing he is sure of is that there is no link between DK activists and Mr. Czeglédy and other organizations. And Mr. Czeglédy never supported DK financially, as Mr. Gyurcsány underlined. On the issue of talks on opposition coordination he said that there is one constituency left in which the opposition should go and negotiate. In Csepel two left-wing candidates are running against each other, Mr. Szabolcs Szabó (Together) and Ildikó Bangóné Borbély (MSZP), both equally supported. Mr. Gyurcsány was also asked what he thinks of a survey which was published in left-wing daily newspaper Népszava stating that independent candidates had better chances to be elected although all other surveys state the advantage of DK-candidates. He added that he doesn't know the background of this poll and even talks with socialist politicians didn't help the better understanding. The head of DK said that there are plenty of opinion polls but he is convinced that at every single constituency the DK or the socialist candidate is the probable democratic opposition candidate, except for Csepel.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:47

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