Some press excluded from PM’s speech

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Left-leaning Hungarian online media outlets were rejected when applying for accreditation to attend Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s state-of-the-state speech, scheduled for today, according to press reports this morning.

Online dailies index.hu and origo.hu reported that the reporters of Klubrádió, print daily Népszava and online daily 444.hu were rejected entry due to limited “capacity of seats”. Klubrádió, Népszava and 444.hu are left-leaning media outlets that have all been openly critical of the Hungarian government.

Orbán is giving a speech on the fifth anniversary of the 2010 election that put his Fidesz party in power. They were reelected in 2014.

Orbán is expected to evaluate the last five years of governance.

Answering a query from Népszava about why the state-of-the-state speech was necessary when Orbán gave an evaluation of the past year at the end of February, Cabinet Chief János Lázár said that, to the best of his knowledge, an NGO initiated the evaluation. “The prime minister needs to report on what he used the trust of people for,” he added. Index says that the NGO initiating the evaluation ceremony was the Association for a Civil Hungary, which is a foundation set up by Fidesz.

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