Most Hungarians believe that Justice Minister Judit Varga (pictured) is responsible for the corruption scandal that has engulfed her deputy, former State Secretary Pál Völner, according to a poll conducted by the Publicus Institute for Népszava.
The Hungarian daily writes that according to the survey, 84% of opposition supporters and 22% of those who support the government felt the minister had some responsibility in the affair.
A surprisingly large number of pro-government voters, one in eight, even believes that Varga should resign. The vast majority of opposition voters, 82%, say Varga should give up her position, while 40% of uncertain voters also share this view.
The Prime Minister’s responsibility in the scandal is also being questioned by many: 40% of respondents think that Viktor Orbán has some responsibility for the affair, a view shared by three-fourths of pro-opposition supporters but also by 41% of Fidesz voters as well.
A majority of respondents, 53%, do not believe that Völner alone was involved in the scandal, while only 8% thought that the state secretary had acted on his own in allegedly receiving bribes from the president of the Hungarian Chamber of Judicial Officers.