picture of György Gattyán

As previously reported, wealthy businessman György Gattyán announced this week that he would be running in the 2022 Parliamentary elections after commissioning a survey that he said found that there was demand among Hungarians for another political alternative.

Leaders in the united opposition coalition speculated that ruling government party Fidesz was possibly behind the political ambitions of Gattyán, who attained his wealth from adult-themed websites and online fortune telling, according to 444.

Válaszonline now reports that one of Gattyán’s companies received 900 million Ft. (US $2.75 million) from a capital fund associated with government minister Antal Rogán, head of the cabinet in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Based on company registration data, the news site writes that Netlock Kft., a member of Gattyán’s Docler Holding Group that produces e-signature systems for European markets, received 900 million Ft. from the Carion Group and a private capital fund of the state-owned Eximbank.

On Twitter, Momentum President Anna Donáth writes: “Fidesz is behind Gattyán. Period.”

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By Steven N.

Steven is the editor-in-chief of Hungarian Politics. He has been following the political scene in Hungary and the Central European region more or less since 1994.