Budapest, April 10 (MTI) – Parties of the leftist opposition will hold a demonstration of “victims” of the past five years of the Fidesz-led government in central Budapest on Saturday, organisers told a press conference.
Socialist board member Karoly Beke said that the last government cycle left behind “broken tobacconists, farmers stripped of their land and people deprived of their private pension savings, as well as stranded Quaestor investors”. He said the Quaestor affair symbolised the government’s “destructive” practices including “theft, fraud, lies, eyewash and defection”.
The event is organised by the Socialists, the Democratic Coalition (DK), the Dialogue for Hungary (PM) party and the Liberal Party (MLP).
DK’s Szabolcs Kerek-Barczy urged early elections and subsequent legislation to facilitate that private assets of members of the incumbent government are used to pay compensation to victims of the “corrupted mafia cabinet”.
MLP executive Anett Bosz said that Quaestor’s investors were the victims of criminal activities, and blamed the government and its authorities for failing to prevent those developments.
Bence Tordai of PM said the National Bank’s failure concerning the Quaestor affair was clear and urged legislation to ensure compensation for the clients. He also demanded that Parliament should be dissolved due to a “moral crisis”. He insisted that the Quaestor scandal made it “obvious that the government, the central bank and the prosecutor’s office are full of criminals, accomplices and perjurers”.