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Audit Office Finds Irregularities in LMP Books

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.05.

The National Audit Office (ÁSZ) has found irregularities in the opposition LMP party’s bookkeeping in 2017-2018, the official gazette Magyar Közlöny said on Tuesday.

ÁSZ has found that the party’s bookkeeping was not in line with regulations in 2017, a fault rectified by 2018, the report published in an annex of Magyar Közlöny said. However, the sources of donations and expenditures remained unclear in 2018, it said.

The party is to draft a plan of action within 30 days, in line with ÁSZ’s proposals, the regular biannual report said.

LMP said in response that it “accepts but disputes” the findings, and maintains that it had not misled the public or the party membership.

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Transparency is of paramount importance to the party, the statement said, pledging that LMP would submit its action plan within the deadline.

LMP received 173.7 million forints (EUR 503.3m) in government funding in 2017 and 195.1 million in 2018.

In the featured photo illustration: State Audit Office head László Domokos. Photo by Tamás Kovács/MTI