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Szazadveg: Two-thirds say government improved families’ finances

Almost two-thirds of Hungarians believe their families' finances have improved since Viktor Orbán became Hungary's prime minister twelve years ago, a recent survey by Szazadveg Foundation released on Tuesday shows.

The civic government in power since 2010 has placed great emphasis on supporting families, improving their circumstances and encouraging them to have children, Szazadveg said. The measures introduced have included the introduction of a childbirth incentive baby bond, support for home renovations, and a subsidy for car purchases by large families, it added.

Some 64 percent said they believed their families’ finances improved since Orbán was prime minister, while 26 percent said their finances had worsened, Szazadveg said.

Only 17 percent of respondents said that their families’ finances would improve if the united opposition led by Peter Marki-Zay and Ferenc Gyurcsany were to form government after the elections this spring. At the same time, 76 percent of Hungarians said they expected a deterioration or no change in their families’ financial circumstances if the opposition won the elections, Szazadveg added.

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