ER Editor: Here’s something (MSM warning) on Action for Democracy via CIA front National Endowment for Democracy, dating from February, 2022, which makes it perfectly clear that Hungary is truly in the crosshairs of the globalists, as well as the concept of the nation state and a sovereign people:
A new pro-democracy group launched Thursday with an initial focus on Hungary, casting it as the “next battleground state in the global fight to defend democracy,” and Viktor Orban – the “poster boy” for “kleptocratic autocrats,” Zachary Basu writes for Axios:
Action for Democracy executive director Dávid Korányi told Axios the nonprofit would be a counterweight to the “cabal of autocrats and dictators” that has grown in strength in recent years…. The group plans to use a grassroots fundraising model and work with civil society, independent media, and diaspora communities to broaden democratic participation.
This is “not just about Hungary,” Korányi said, but about confronting the “systemic risk” that comes from others emulating Orbán’s “nationalist populist model.” RTWT
Orbán is facing his most serious challenge since returning to power in 2010, notes Kati Marton, Founding Advisory Council Chair of Action for Democracy, and the author of The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel. Hungary’s normally fractious opposition has finally united behind a single candidate: Péter Márki-Zay, the conservative mayor of Hódmezővásárhely, a small, rural town in the center of the country, she writes for Project Syndicate. A devout Christian with seven children, Márki-Zay is running on a pro-European, pro-rule of law, anti-corruption platform. He describes himself as “everything that Viktor Orbán pretends to be.” …
Hungarian opposition: More illegal US funds than previously known
The result of parliamentary elections in Hungary in April 2022 has been the bane of the opposition. The defeated movement around Péter Márki-Zay received illegal funds from the US on a larger scale than previously thought, according to a recently declassified intel report. Most media outlets have been silent about it.
As was already reported in September, illegal donations had flowed to the political opposition from the US organization Action for Democracy (AD). Attempts were made to influence the elections in Hungary from abroad and to support Viktor Orbán’s opponent candidate.
But according to the National Information Center in Budapest, the amount of money involved was even higher than initially reported.
The head of the agency, Brigadier General Zoltán András Kovács, underlined that this was clearly a violation of Hungary’s sovereignty. In an article he also criticized the silence of the international media about the scandal.
Last year, the secret services and investigative authorities found another 160 million Hungarian forints – the equivalent of 410,146 euros – in financial election campaign aid from abroad for the opposition. The funds are said to have been channeled through a Swiss foundation. A total of 3.2 billion forints (8.2 million euros) flowed from the AD to the Hungarian opposition alliance.
According to this, 58 percent of the funds went directly to the opposition movement MMM [Hungary for All], a smaller part to the eDemocracy Workshop Association and the rest to five companies that had been commissioned with the election campaign for the opposition.
The Hungarian authorities believe that people associated with the Democratic Party in the US were behind the organization AD.
The website of parliament’s national security committee also released a transcript of evidence given by NIK head Brigadier-General Zoltán András Kovács suggesting that the total amount of funding was around 160 million more than previously stated, the Hungarian state outlet MTI reported.
Kovács, director of the Evaluation, Analysis and Information Directorate, said that such donations were undoubtedly illegal:
“Hungarian law prohibits political parties from accepting financial contributions from foreign organizations and non-Hungarian citizens; it also prohibits anonymous donations. Point.”
Foreign financial funding sent to Hungary exceeded 4 billion forints, MTI added, with various political analysts and marketing specialists being the ultimate beneficiaries among others.
And according to Magyar Nemzet, Action for Democracy could even have transferred money before it was officially registered.
At the same time, he scoffed at the international press’ silence on the case:
“It’s amusing how the mainstream media seem to give our political opponents carte blanche when they’re caught red-handed. Just imagine if they had even the slightest evidence of misconduct in the election campaign by Fidesz and the KDNP (Christian Democratic People’s Party). I’m not taking much of a risk by saying that these newspapers wouldn’t stop publishing articles about it for months. Or maybe even years.”
He addressed the “bad-faith press reactions” that objected to the fact that Hungary’s domestic intelligence service, which had been transformed from the Office of National Security to the Office of Constitutional Protection, was subordinated to the Ministry of the Interior.
András Zoltán Kovács gave the example of NATO member states, including the United Kingdom, France and Germany, saying that in those countries the minister of the interior manages the secret services as well. He spoke about the fact that these bodies were directly controlled by the prime ministers, but according to him, they did not want to implement this after any regime change, lest a secret service scandal caused a government crisis.
Máté Kocsis, the group leader of ruling Fidesz, said the Hungarian political left had kept the foreign funding a secret prior to the general election and actually denied any connection to foreign financiers. “If we only look at the amount of foreign funding transferred to left-wing parties running in the elections, it is still four times the amount Hungarian parties were entitled to receive in central campaign financing. This fact alone seriously violates the country’s sovereignty,” Kocsis said on Facebook.
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