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Democratic Coalition Sues Gov’t For Whitewashing Anti-Orbán Billboards

12.10.2017
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Democratic Coalition Sues Gov’t For Whitewashing Anti-Orbán Billboards
The government has ordered Democratic Coalition (DK) political billboard ads to be whitewashed nationwide, DK MEP Csaba Molnár said, adding that DK will sue the government offices which issued the relevant decrees. Referring to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the DK ads read: “Choose between Orbán and Europe”.

The regional government offices that issued the decrees have abused their power, Molnár said.

The billboards in question do not fall within the related Fidesz-sponsored law, he said, noting that they were ordered and paid for by two MEPs rather than DK. The related law, however, only bans billboards financed by state-funded organisations such as a parliamentary party.

Molnár announced in early October that DK’s delegation to the European Parliament’s Socialists and Democrats group would launch a month-long billboard campaign “for a European Hungary”.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.





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