The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has made a request in the public interest for information on how much the government has spent on “propaganda instead of crisis management” since February.
DK official Judit Földi Rácz, at a press conference on Saturday, estimated that government spending on adverts on broadcast and other media amounted to billions of forints, money, she said, that should have been channelled to crisis management instead.
She said once the invoices were made public, Hungarians would see plainly that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had “lied and let the people down”.
The DK politician called for “real support” to be made to small and medium-sized enterprises, pensioners and families with small children.
In response, the Government Information Centre accused DK of failing to vote for the government’s medical emergency law and of producing a “video scam” with the aim of denigrating Hungary.