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Aug 05, 2020

National Audit Office finds irregularities in LMP party’s bookkeeping

The LMP party is to draft a plan of action within 30 days, in line with ÁSZ’s proposals.

 

The National Audit Office (ÁSZ) has found irregularities in the opposition LMP party’s bookkeeping in 2017-2018.

The official gazette Magyar Közlöny said ÁSZ has found that the party’s bookkeeping was not in line with regulations in 2017, a fault rectified by 2018. However, the sources of donations and expenditures remained unclear in 2018, it said.

The party is to draft a plan of action within 30 days, in line with ÁSZ’s proposals. LMP said in response that it “accepts but disputes” the findings, and maintained that it had not misled the public or the party membership.

Transparency is of paramount importance to the party, the statement said, pledging that LMP would submit its action plan within the deadline. LMP received HUF 173.7 million (EUR 503.3m) in government funding in 2017 and HUF 195.1 million in 2018.

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