Budapest, April 8 (MTI) – The Kuria, Hungary’s supreme court, has ruled that commercial broadcaster ATV broke the election law by placing altogether 11 political ads for the leftist opposition in the course of one of its shows.
After a complaint by a private individual, the National Election Committee ruled that ATV violated the law when it showed political ads during its coverage of a political gathering of the Unity alliance outside the Opera House on March 30.
It would have been possible for the broadcaster to have played the ads had it made a request to the committee by Feb. 15, but it failed to do so, the committee said.
The election committee fined ATV one million forints (EUR 3,270).
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