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MSZP: Ruling Parties Campaign with Covid Vaccines for 2022 Votes

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.03.

Ágnes Kunhalmi, the co-leader of the opposition Socialists, has accused lawmakers of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat (KDNP) parties of using vaccination as a tool to solicit voter support for the 2022 parliamentary elections.

She told an online press conference on Wednesday that Fidesz lawmaker Kristóf Szatmáry and KDNP parliamentary group leader István Simicskó had personally delivered doses of Covid-19 vaccines to the homes of elderly people in two Budapest districts.

Kunhalmi said the ruling party lawmakers were mounting this campaigning in an effort to make up for the “loss of hundreds of thousands of votes since the first wave of the epidemic [last spring].”

Fidesz MP Kristóf Szatmáry (left) delivers coronavirus vaccines in his electoral district. Photo by Zoltán Máthé/MTI

She called the practice “unacceptable and outrageous”.

In the featured photo: Fidesz MP István Simicskó delivering coronavirus vaccines to a social care home in his electoral district. Photo via István Simicskó’s Facebook page