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DK Questions How Anti-Hungarian Ukrainian Bishop Could Obtain Hungarian Citizenship

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.05.09.

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to probe how “Hungarian-hater” Ukrainian bishop Victor Vasilyevich Begy had been able to obtain Hungarian citizenship.

Gergely Arató, DK deputy parliamentary group leader, at a press conference on Thursday cited a report by leftist daily Népszava that President János Áder had withdrawn the Hungarian citizenship of the Orthodox Church bishop. The paper added that the bishop had been known for decades to be anti-Hungarian.

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Arató said the number of “secretly” naturalised Ukrainians also should be uncovered.

“How many Ukrainians with nothing to do with Hungarians and who do not speak Hungarian will be voting for Fidesz on May 26 in the European parliamentary elections?” the DK politician said.

He added that the list of Hungarian voters beyond the border was being kept under wraps by the authorities. It is unknown who has the right to vote, he said.