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Opposition: Hungary is in deep poverty

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Hungary’s leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) lawmaker Tibor Zaveczki said last Friday that the country is on the road to full poverty, commenting on Eurostat data, which reveals that more than 26% of Hungarians (three times the EU average) are classed as seriously deprived.

According to Zaveczki the deprivation rate is unprecedented in Hungary and the Socialists maintain that social spending would fall by 25% next year. Socialist Ildikó Borbély Bangó said she believes that the country’s current economic stance does not warrant such a high level of poverty. Green LMP party said that the government was ruining the social distribution system instead of strengthening it.

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