The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has made a request for information in the public interest on how much the government has spent on “propaganda instead of crisis management” since February.
At a press conference on Saturday, DK official Judit Földi Rácz estimated that the government’s expenses spent on adverts, broadcast and other media amounted to billions of forints. Rácz said this money should have been channelled to crisis management instead.
The DK politician added that once the invoices were made public, Hungarians would see plainly that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had “lied and let the people down.” Rácz 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.