Ruling Fidesz on Wednesday said there were “more and more signs” pointing to the network linked to US financier George Soros being behind the foreign campaign financing of Hungary’s left wing.
“The dollar left is keeping quiet about its 4 billion forints [EUR 10.2m] worth of foreign financing, but the picture is becoming ever clearer,” Fidesz communications director István Hollik said in a video message. “More and more signs are pointing towards the network of George Soros being behind the full 4 billion forint donation.” Hollik cited a former communications director of the opposition Socialist Party as telling Radio Free Europe on Tuesday that the Soros network could be the one behind the donation.
Also, according to Wednesday press reports, Soros’s son, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony and Dávid Korányi, the mayor’s former chief advisor and head of the Action for Democracy foundation, met in Munich a year ago shortly after the first sum was transferred, he added. Citing reports released by intelligence services, Hollik said Action for Democracy had received the first sum four days after that meeting, after which it “rolled the dollars over the left wing”.
Hollik called on Karácsony to reveal “who is really behind the 4 billion forint campaign donation”. He said it had become clear that Koranyi’s earlier claim that the sums had been accrued through micro-donations from Hungarians living abroad was not true. Hollik called the case “the most brutal attempt at foreign influence peddling of the last 30 years”, emphasising that Hungarians had a right to receive answers.
That’s pretty obvious. Just look at the amount of “97% Nem” posters all over Budapest. That campaign cost a fortune and the money sure as heck didn’t come from little old ladies donating a few bucks to the opposition parties.
Where did Fidesz money come from? Why not report where both sides are getting their money. Fidesa bought almost every billboard and sign in the Budapest area. Sounds expensive.
What about a fair and even playing field where ALL parties have equal access to campaign funds from WITHIN, AND EQUAL and FAIR access to ALL media. NO, this Government controls that, and as long as Orbán is in charge, all opposition parties will be starved, ridiculed, humiliated, besmudged, maligned and hindered. “Fair elections” eh”
Seeing that the opposition can’t have access to HOME-GROWN campain funds, I don’t care where their campaign funds come from, as long as it’s the same amount that Fidesz/KDNP has, and NOT from Putin’s Russia, China or Türkiye