Don’t let him have the last laugh!” – Hungarian ad campaign against Soros 2017
An intelligence report prepared by Hungarian secret services, and published Nov. 23, revealed $ 7.5 million in illegal foreign funding behind the campaign of Hungary’s “United Opposition”, which tried in vain to defeat popular conservative Prime Minister Victor Orbán.
As Gateway Pundit reported, Biden, Berlin and Brussels worked together with the “United Opposition”, which included the neo-Nazi Jobbik party, to try and oust the Christian conservative Victor Orbán, to no avail. Orbán was reelected in April with his fourth two-thirds majority (67,84%) – 135 out of 199 seats in Parliament. Orbán called it “a victory so great that you can see it from the moon.”
“We are thankful for the hundreds of millions [of Hungarian forints] of support coming from the United States,” said former PM candidate Péter Márki-Zay back in June, publicly admitting to receiving HUF 1.8 billion ($4.5 million) in support from the US-based “Action for Democracy” organization.
But the now-declassified intelligence findings have uncovered an additional HUF 1.2 billion ($3 million) in foreign funding. The more than HUF 3 billion (US $ 7.5 million) received by the Socialist-far-right coalition is nearly four times as much as Hungary’s state budget for campaign expenses.
In Hungary, as in the United States, it is illegal for political parties to accept financial contributions from foreign organizations and non-citizens. Anonymous donations are also prohibited.
Although Action for Democracy was only founded on February 24, 2022, the first transfer – a whopping US $684,672 – was funneled to Oraculum 2020 Kft., a firm closely associated with disgraced socialist Ferenc Gyurcsány’s Democratic Coalition, on March 1.
Action for Democracy is not listed as a recipient of funds on the Open Society website. However, the foundation’s members include veteran Soros stalwarts such as British historian Timothy Garton Ash, American historian Anne Applebaum, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley K. Clark and American political scientist Francis Fukuyama. Action for Democracy Executive Director David Koranyi is a fellow of the Atlantic Council and a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, among other Soros-funded NGOs.
“The Hungarian left has been bought with US dollars.”
István Hollik, the Communications Director of the ruling Fidesz party, said that Action for Democracy “has thousands of ties” to George Soros. Hollik accused opposition candidate Márki-Zay of lying to his voters and asked: “What did George Soros want in exchange for his millions?”
Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs called the election interference “Hungary’s biggest campaign-financing scandal” and the “biggest national security scandal since the fall of communism.”
“Something that until now we’d only assumed to be true – that there was an attempt from abroad to interfere in the Hungarian election – is now being proved true with concrete evidence,” Kovacs told the Gateway Pundit. “The Hungarian left has been bought with US dollars.”
Kovacs called the election meddling “pretty much illegal in any country”: “If I remember well, foreign interference in national elections has been kind of a thing in elections in US and elsewhere. Let’s see who picks up this story.”