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Fidesz is preparing for a large mobilisation on Friday ahead of the elections

Fidesz will hold its campaign closing event Friday afternoon in Székesfehérvár – said Viktor Orbán on Echo TV. The chairman of the ruling party and prime minister said that they asked people to campaign in the upcoming days and they must also go to vote on the 8th of April.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2018 19:27

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Orban is spicing up his campaign in the kitchen

The prime minister was seen cooking in the kitchen while he was giving Eastern recipies to his audience.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2018 19:25

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Better later than never - democratic opposition parties agree on cooperation

Együtt (Together) has withdrawn its candidates in 11 electoral districts in favor of candidates of the Hungarian Socialist Party-Dialogue (MSZP-P) and Democratic Coalition (DK) parties. In exchange, MSZP-P and DK will endorse Együtt's candidates in two districts in Budapest and one in Orosháza, leaders of the three parties announced Wednesday afternoon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:22

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Putin might blackmail PM Orbán, Gyurcsany says

The head of Democratic Coalition (DK) Ferenc Gyurcsány said in an interview published in the online news site index.hu that he is convinced that his party will make it into the Hungarian Parliament after the general elections. According to his estimates DK will receive 8 to 13 per cent of all votes, winning in 4 to 8 constituencies and 10 to 20 seats in the new Parliament.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:55

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Last opinion poll before elections - Republikon

Republikon's newest poll, published Tuesday–just five days before national elections shows a Fidesz winning a majority (but not a two-thirds majority) on 8 April.
Fully 38% of respondents claim to be undecided. This is an unusually high number less than a week before the vote. Republikon estimates that on voting day, party support will look a little different than in 2014 with Fidesz losing support compared to its 2014 results. The prediction is as follows:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2018 08:57

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Hungary's opposition closer to uniting in key electoral districts ahead of elections

After a short period of confusion, and about an hour after this article appeared, Gergely Karácsony confirmed that MSZP-Párbeszéd is willing to withdraw candidates in four electoral districts, including those listed in this piece, in support of the local LMP or Együtt candidate. In exchange, however, LMP and Együtt are expected to withdraw their candidate in favour of MSZP-P or DK in every other electoral district deemed winnable for the opposition. The parties will reportedly negotiate all night, so as to reach a final deal by Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2018 08:47

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One Russian diplomat expelled from Hungary in connection with Salisbury nerve agent attack

Hungary is expelling a Russian diplomat who is thought to have been conducting intelligence activity in Hungary, reports state news agency MTI.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 14:11

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444.hu: A suspected international criminal and the Syrian dictator’s money man also bought Hungarian residency bonds

Online daily 444.hu and investigative journalism NGO Direkt36 have just reported that Salmo Bazkka, an alleged international money launderer suspected of laundering money for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and Atiya Khoury, a suspected international criminal, also took part in Hungary's highly controversial residency bond program.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 14:06

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Gyurcsany yet again masterchef

It is a known fact that the former prime minister loves his cooking . On weekends it is usually Mr Gyurcsany who cooks for the entire family.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 14:09

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FBI case: Gyurcsány turns to Orbán

The head of Democratic Coalition (DK) Ferenc Gyurcsány said at his press conference that the campaign spot which was published by DK on Sunday is alright. The spot shows trans-border Hungarians in Kolozsvár, Romania with hidden faces and disfigured voices all talking about giving their votes to ruling Fidesz.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:47

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The Secret Diaries of Orban Viktor - March 2018.

Simicska is blowing the lid on our money laundromat!

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:48

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Bombshell: FBI uncovered the scheme of a Hungarian laundromat & has a key witness under protection in the US

According to Hungarian daly Magyar Nemzet's information, a Hungarian citizen is in the FBI's witness protection program in the United States. He could be the key figure in a scheme of how defrauded EU funds are transferred out of Hungary. Even though the American authorities have alerted the Hungarians multiple times that they have this person in custody (who is wanted in Hungary for other reasons), the Hungarian authorities have not tried to arrange an interrogation.

orban fbi

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:48

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There will be violence if Fidesz loses the election, Gyurcsany says

"Just as they did not accept it earlier, a part of the political right would not accept an election defeat this time either," Democratic Coalition (DK) chairman Ferenc Gyurcsány said at his party's Sunday "situation assessment" campaign event in Budapest. The former prime minister warned the National Commissioner of Police and Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér that it is their responsibility to maintain law and order after election day, reports state news agency MTI.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:12

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Gergely Karácsony offered coalition governance to DK and LMP

Gergely Karácsony, the prime ministerial candidate of MSZP and Párbeszéd offered the possibility of a coalition government to the Democratic Coalition (DK) and the LMP on Sunday in Budapest.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2018 21:02

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Egyutt's chairman shows a good example to quarrelling opposition parties

Péter Juhász of the small opposition Együtt party did the right thing: he withdrew his candidacy in Central Budapest (the Belváros) in favour of the Hungarian Socialist Party – Párbeszéd candidate, Márta Naszályi (Mrs. Várady). Up till now former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's Democratic Coalition made the biggest "sacrifice" by withdrawing more than 60 of their candidates - out of 106 disctricts - in order to form a unity against Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 07:48

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