Hungarian villages led by mayors from the opposition seem to be significantly lower on governmental aid than other villages nearby.
Mártély’s (a Hungarian village part of János Lázár’s constituency) city council was dissolved this Wednesday, Telex reports. János Lázár had met with four members of a village’s city council who voted for the dissolution of the council, which he stated was only to thank their support during the campaign.
István Somodi, the member who initiated the dissolution had published an open letter to Lázár 1,5 years prior to the dissolution, addressing the gossips about Lázár regularly stating that the village would not get financial aid as long as their mayor was from the opposition.
It was previously held against the mayor of Mártély that there had been no significant development in 2,5 years, while other villages in the countryside were continuously receiving great financial aid from a tender.
The mayors of Mártély and of another Hungarian village, Kübekháza, who both support Péter Márki-Zay, stated a few weeks ago in Facebook posts that after the 2022 governmental elections were over, they were “immediately attacked”.
As Index explains, Mártély, Kübekháza, and another village, Hernádszentandrás are continuously put on the reserve list but ultimately are declined financial aid. Hernádszentandrás, which is known for its organic farming, lacks tools for their daily work. They have been using the same tractor for 30 years. Kübekháza has to transport its deceased residents to a village 15 km further, since they do not have money for a refrigerator to store the bodies in. They also would like money for roof work and for improving their playgrounds, but all their applications (7 so far) have been rejected. The reason given by Magyar Falu Program (Hungarian village program) is insufficient resources.
Source: Telex, Index