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Bailiffs, Völner, and (spoiler alert) Orbán appear in opposition’s first campaign ad

picture of Viktor Orbán's head

New apartment or house? Credit, credit and even more credit. And if it is not repaid, baliffs will come from above to ruthlessly foreclose on unfortunate Hungarians so they can line their own pockets.

-writes Péter Márki-Zay, the opposition’s prime minister-designate, in a recent Facebook post.

The post is accompanied by the first campaign advertisement from the united opposition, which claims that the Fidesz government has mismanaged the Covid crisis and caused difficulties for many families.

The video shows that many people have lost their jobs and so fallen behind in mortgage repayments, resulting in greedy bailiffs swooping in to repossess their assets for their own monetary benefit. These baliffs then have to pay their share, and the video shows corruption-tainted former State Secretary Pál Völner, who is suspected of receiving bribes from the president of the industry’s interest group.

Finally, the video shows the boss, who the opposition claims is waiting for the money, and is revealed as none other than the Prime Minister himself.

However, HVG points out a basic flaw with the premise of the ad: a mortatorium on mortgage repayments was in place from the beginning of the epidemic in March 2020 until November last year, meaning that debtors didn’t have to pay their monthly instalments during this time and so basically did not have to face the threat of foreclosure.

Here is the video:

[HVG]

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