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Orbán props up “opposition” paper Népszava with state advertising, says 444.hu

According to a lengthy exposé by 444.hu, Hungarian "opposition" print daily Népszava (People's Voice) is deliberately being funded on the orders of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. 444.hu reports that Orbán sought out former Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) politician and party treasurer László Puch to run the once prominent left-wing daily after Népszabadság (Liberty of the People) was shut down in late 2016.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 March 2018 21:03

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The fiasco of former Socialist minister's bogus political party

Index.hu reports that Katalin Lévai, a former minister in the previous MSZP-SZDSZ government who angered many when she announced that she established her own political party called Lendülettel ("With Momentum," not to be confused with the actual Momentum party) submitted a nomination form which included names and signatures that were copied verbatim from the nomination forms of the local Fidesz candidate. The names on Ms. Lévai's list in many cases appeared in the same order as on the Fidesz candidate's nomination form.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 March 2018 09:59

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Nationalist Viktor Orban seeking third term announces pre-election handouts to pensioners, families

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced pre-election handouts to millions of families and pensioners on Wednesday after his right-wing Fidesz party suffered a surprise by-election defeat ahead of an April 8 national poll - Reuters reports.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:18

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Facebook 'blocks' temporarly video of Orban's top minister saying migrants make Vienna filthy

Facebook removed and then reinstated a video of a senior Hungarian minister in which he tried to portray white people in neighboring Austria as living in fear of Muslims in a warning to voters before his country's elections next month.
The chancellor minister has slammed Facebook after the video he posted on the site was 'banned'.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:02

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Ruling Fidesz hate billboards removed by Socialist mayor from Budapest District XIX

Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz billboards depicting opposition leaders holding wire cutters standing in front of a cut chain-link fence in the embrace of American financier George Soros have either been removed or are in the process of being covered over in Budapest District XIX (Kispest), reports index.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:01

Read more: Ruling Fidesz hate billboards removed by Socialist mayor from Budapest District XIX

Gyurcsány: DK didn’t have business with Csaba Czeglédy

DK didn't have any kind of business relations with Csaba Czeglédy except for some legal service that the party paid for, head of DK Mr. Gyurcsány said. According to the party head Gyurcsány the case of Mr. Czeglédy was made a political issue by the governing parties.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:59

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Independent candidate for parliament, Gyurcsany's ally rearrested following release from pre-trial detention

Independent candidate for parliament Csaba Czeglédy, a lawyer who previously represented Democratic Coalition chairman Ferenc Gyurcsány, was arrested last Friday on charges of financial fraud less than one day after his release from pre-trial detention for a related crime.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2018 14:11

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Opposition candidate wins big in Fidesz stronghold

Mayoral by-elections were held in the southern city of Hodmezovasarhely, a long-time Fidesz stronghold after the death of mayor Istvan Almasi.The turn-out in the local election reached 63%–strikingly higher than in any previous local election and even higher than national elections in 2014. And then the results came in:

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 February 2018 20:57

Read more: Opposition candidate wins big in Fidesz stronghold

Gyurcsány's twelve points

The head of Democratic Coalition (DK) Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány said twelve points would be realized in case of DK coming to power after the general elections in 2018. His points were listed at the campaign start event and party congress.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 February 2018 20:22

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MSZP and DK will celebrate together on the 15th of March

Gergely Karácsony, the prime ministerial candidate of MSZP and Párbeszéd called on all opposititon parties to attend a common celebration and demonstration on the 15th of March. The DK's spokesperson, Zsolt Gréczy said that obviously, we will celebrate together with most of the opposition parties on the 15th of March.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 February 2018 20:21

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Tamás Deutsch is required to pay Gyurcsány's company upon losing lawsuit

The court compelled Mr Deutsch to pay a substantial amount of money for bringing Altus, the company of Mr Gyurcsány, into disrespect by falsley alleging that the former prime minister used EU funds to help Mr Csaba Czeglédy, a lawyer close to socialists, now sitting in jail for embezzlement.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 February 2018 20:17

Read more: Tamás Deutsch is required to pay Gyurcsány's company upon losing lawsuit

Orban's son in law may have engaged in organized crime, OLAF says

The public procurement application scheme of István Tiborcz's Elios Zrt. might constitute criminal conspiracy, reports 24.hu. The online daily managed to obtain a copy of the European Anti-Fraud Office's (OLAF) report on public procurement irregularities involving a company co-owned at the time by Tiborcz, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's son-in-law.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 15:40

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Hungary Chabad rabbi’s endorsement of ruling Fidesz candidate triggers storm of indignation

Last Friday, a former leftwing television personality and Democratic Coalition politician István Vágó posted to his Facebook page a Fidesz political flyer featuring a political endorsement from Slomó Köves, a prominent leader of Hungary's Jewish community.
The flyer, which introduces Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP) politician István Hollik as "your candidate for member of parliament," attributes the following text to the leader of the Unified Hungarian Israelite Faith Community, whose photograph appears as well on the flyer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2018 14:11

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The history of bumpy relations between the Socialists and DK head Gyurcsány

Even those who follow only superficially the difficult-to-follow maneuvers of the Hungarian leftwing can hold their heads over changes in the cloak-and-dagger relations between Ferenc Gyurcsány and the Hungarian Socialist Party. Budapestbeacon.com's translation of "How Gyurcsány broke MSZP" ("Így törte meg Gyurcsány az MSZP-t") appearing in leftwing newsportal 24.hu on January 30th, 2018.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 February 2018 09:14

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The Orban government has stolen Hungary's integrity, therefore there can be no compromise with them, Gyurcsany says

The chairman of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) party called Viktor Orban's government a criminal alliance of rotten morals, which has stolen the country's integrity, ruined its dreams and has taken the nation's honor hostage.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 15:38

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