(MTI) – The ruling Fidesz party is “hypocritical” to advocate a short election campaign while financing its own one from central coffers since March last year, the radical nationalist Jobbik party said on Thursday.
Tibor Navracsics, the minister of public administration and justice revealed that the seven-month campaign last year to promote Hungary’s achievements cost the taxpayer nearly 800 million forints (EUR 2.7m), Jobbik spokeswoman Dora Duro told a press conference.
Duro insisted that this amount was in glaring contrast with the 600 million central campaign financing for each political party, and with the official campaign period reduced to 50 days prior to the elections.
Duro also suggested that money spent on the “Hungary Doing Better” campaign had landed with business circles associated with the ruling party. She vowed that the “waste” of public funds would be in the focus of investigations if Jobbik were to gain power.