The opposition LMP party has turned to the State Audit Office (ASZ) and requested a probe into financing details of ruling Fidesz’s campaign before the April general election, a spokesman for the party told a press conference on Monday.
Gábor Vágó insisted that the government had violated rules through its “Stop Soros” campaign, from which Fidesz benefitted. He said that the government had spent “billions of forints” to get Fidesz’s message through to voters, thus influencing the outcome of the vote.
Vágó called on ASZ to “apply the same standards” for all political parties and impose a fine on Fidesz once the audit is complete.
ASZ said in response that it monitors campaign financing “in full compliance with relevant laws” and using “the same criteria” for all organisations. ASZ will audit all winning candidates and political parties within one year of the April 8 vote and publish a report of its finding, the authority said in its statement.
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