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Wintermantel calls on Karacsony to give answers in Lanchid revamp ‘scandal’

Gergely Karacsony, the mayor of Budapest, must give answers in connection with a "scandal" surrounding the recent revamp of the city's landmark Chain Bridge, the Fidesz-Christian Democrats group leader in Budapest, Zsolt Wintermantel, on said on Tuesday.

Wintermantel said on Facebook that the mayor had remained silent for several weeks, despite reports of a tax office raid of the company that Karacsony had opted for to carry out the project.

He said the revamp ended up costing 5 billion forints (EUR 13.2m) more than originally budgeted, even though less work had been completed than originally planned.

Wintermantel also insisted that the relevant company had been mired in scandal involving the use of false receipts for tax purposes.

“Gergely Karacsony owes Budapest residents answers,” he said.

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