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LMP calls for stop to ‘Putinisation’ of Hungary

The opposition LMP party has accused Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of importing Russian President Vladimir Putin's policies to Hungary along with Russian gas.

If Orbán won the April 3 general election, then every government innovation would be stamped with “made in Russia” on it, LMP co-leader Mate Kanasz-Nagy told an online press briefing on Wednesday.

He insisted that one example of this was that the ruling Fidesz party had subjected foreign-funded NGOs to the same kind of restrictive regulations that apply in Russia. Yet some of the same NGOs are helping government by supporting refugees from Ukraine, he added.

Also, Russia has outlawed the promotion of homosexuality since 2013, while the Fidesz government did the same in Hungary last summer, the LMP politician said.

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