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Fidesz official demands to know which foreign donors financed Karacsony’s campaign

Fidesz's communications director has demanded answers concerning which foreign donors financed the organisation which backed Budapest mayor Gergely Karacsony's election campaign and what they sought in return.

“Gergely Karacsony and the dollar left have yet to absolve themselves of the money laundering scandal,” Istvan Hollik of the ruling party said in a video statement on Monday.

Neither Karacsony nor DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsany, he said, had given proper answers to the question of where the money came from in respect of the opposition 99 Movement.

Most of the 506 million forints in question, he added, had flowed in after Karacsony gave up his prime ministerial campaign and once the organisation had ceased its activities.

Hollik said that Karacsony had maintained that the money had been “put together” by Hungarian donors, yet one of the 99 Movement members, Erzsebet Pusztai, let slip in an interview that the movement had been supported by foreign donors in euros.

He said ordinary Hungarians were entitled to know where the funding came from and what was demanded in return.

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