FM: ’Facts & Figures Speak For Themselves’

  • 13 Apr 2018 9:07 AM
  • Hungary Matters
FM: ’Facts & Figures Speak For Themselves’
Asked about the opposition’s suspicions of fraud at the recent election, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said the “facts and figures speak for themselves”.

The ruling parties received 2.6 million votes while the runner-up had one million.

Szijjártó suggested that the number of contested votes in “three-fourfive” constituencies was negligible compared with the 1.6 million gap. He insisted that those questioning the legitimacy of the election “disdain the Hungarian people’s democratically expressed will”

 Socialist Party group leader Bertalan Tóth said there were “many signs of Fidesz having systemically manipulated the outcome of the election”.

He told journalists that these included election rules, the registration of “bogus parties”, the changes made in the ownership structures of media companies and the registration of voters with “fictitious addresses”. As a result, Fidesz will have a two-thirds majority in parliament “while only one-third of voters voted for them.”

Tóth accused the National Election Office (NVI) of “hacking” the election on Sunday, noting that the NVI had to revert to an older version of its website after its current one crashed in the morning. Running the older website had increased security risks, he said

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