One day after Péter Márki-Zay (pictured) appeared to allude to a well-known but unsubstantiated rumor about Viktor Orbán’s “trips to a private clinic in Graz” in a video he posted to Facebook on January 8, the opposition’s candidate for prime minister clarified his comments on the matter.
Information on Viktor Orbán’s medical condition and medical treatment is personal data protected by law. In this regard, he has the same rights as every Hungarian citizen.
-explained Péter Márki-Zay in a Facebook post the next day.
Márki-Zay wrote that he had been referring to the fact that “the prime minister, as the leader of the privileged in Fidesz, could afford to be treated in any private clinic in the world from Graz to Marbella, as well as travel to football matches in a private plane.”
The “private clinic in Graz” is a reference to a well-known conviction among Hungarians that the Prime Minister travels to the Austrian city for psychiatric treatment. Despite the widespread belief, there has been no evidence thus far to support it.
In mentioning “Marbella,” Márki-Zay no doubt was referring to widely-reported news stories from September which stated that Viktor Orbán’s daughter and son-in-law had moved their family to the Spanish city.
The opposition’s prime minister-designate added:
Unity for Hungary reflects a commitment that access to quality health care must be freely provided for everyone after a new government is installed.