A vote by Budapest’s municipal assembly will see the setting up of an investigative committee to look into alleged plans by the city’s leadership to sell the capital’s City Hall.
According to MTI, the motion to set up the committee, put forward by Fidesz group leader Zsolt Láng, was approved with an amendment proposal submitted by Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony. The committee will be tasked with investigating audio recordings concerning plans to sell the City Hall building and other properties owned by the municipality, as well as the circumstances under which they were leaked. The body will look into possible ties between a businessman in the recordings identified in media reports as Gyula Gansperger and the Fidesz party. The body will also establish if “the way of recording and its publishing has any similarity with Russian-style disinformation campaigns”.
The seven-strong committee, headed by Péter Kovács, Fidesz mayor of the 16th district, will present its findings to the assembly at its December meeting.
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