The opposition’s former prime ministerial candidate admitted on ATV television’s program to continuing to fund election campaigns from money the opposition received from the United States to finance its campaign for the April parliamentary elections.
In a Facebook post and on the air, Péter Márki-Zay called on his followers to support Mayor Lóránt Budai and the local association with donations in the Jászberény by-election. When asked by the moderator if he “called for fundraising now” or why they do not support the preparation of the elections in Jászberény with the US campaign funds, Márki-Zay admitted that it is very much supported with these funds.
The mayor of Hódmezővásárhely said:
We would like, together with the collection, we will supplement the collection, but I would like to collect one million forints for the people of Jászberény. Of course, a small part of it will probably come from donations during the collection, and the rest we will add to the one million forints.
With this, Péter Márki-Zay confirmed that funds they received from abroad through the American organization Action for Democracy before last year’s parliamentary elections are now supporting a local election campaign.
Also now the leader of the opposition movement “Hungary for All” (MMM) is asking for donations, which, as then, should go to the account of the movement.
It should be recalled that MMM received sums of money from America amounting to more than 1.8 billion forints (4.4 million euros) through the Action for Democracy organization led by Dávid Korányi during the parliamentary election campaign and also afterwards.
Korányi also worked as an adviser to former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai and Mayor Gergely Karácsony. U.S. influence may have affected the country’s sovereignty, and the case is being investigated by the national security services, the police and the National Tax and Customs Office.
In response to a question from Magyar Nemzet newspaper, Péter Márki-Zay said he would not mind if the movement received foreign funding again.
Via: Magyar Nemzet ;Ungarn Heute. Featured Photo: Péter Márki-Zay Facebook