Hungary: War of words between George Soros and Fidesz heats up

Hungary’s governing right-wing party Fidesz on November 20 slammed claims by US financier George Soros that the government had lied in a recent campaign.

Fidesz’s vice chairman Gergely Gulyas also refuted allegations the campaign had used anti-Semitic tropes to undermine Soros, an 87-year Hungarian-born financier turned philanthropist who has been a thorn in the side of the government.

Soros has used money made on international markets since the 1990s to fund civil society and educational groups in Hungary that Fidesz sees as threatening to national unity.

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