In a press conference in his hometown of Hódmezővásárhely, joint opposition prime minister candidate Péter Márki-Zay claims that ruling party Fidesz offered damaging information on him to the Democratic Coalition (DK) in order to boost their own candidate, Klára Dobrev, during the recently-concluded primary elections.

According to Márki-Zay, DK chose not to use the damaging materials against him and instead handed them over to him. Márki-Zay plans to release the documents to the media and publish a summary of them online.

According to the Hódmezővásárhely mayor, the existence of the documents proves “on the one hand that Fidesz attempted to intervene in the opposition’s primary election process, and on the other, in what ways they are spying on people.” Márki-Zay recalled that spy software was also found on his own laptop as well on the homepage of Hódmezővásárhely City Hall in 2018. [HVG]

By Steven