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Opposition Párbeszéd Party Again Eligible for State Financing

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.14.

The opposition Párbeszéd party will again be eligible for state financing after the parliamentary party presented the required documents confirming the legality of its dealings, the State Audit Office said in a statement on Friday.

The party’s co-leader Tímea Szabó sent the required documents on March 14 and May 6, and on this basis the auditor said the party had established the appropriate framework for operating within the law, according to the report on the body’s website.

Párbeszéd can now access state support that had been suspended.

The audit office’s statement noted that Párbeszéd had failed to comply with the relevant regulations governing campaign funds in the 2018 general election and the auditor initiated the suspension of the party’s central budget support.

However, the decision is separate from the conclusion drawn after an audit completed in January this year that Párbeszéd had failed to ensure transparency and accountability when it came to the prescribed limits on campaign spending.