Surprisingly, it is not Fides, who infected another two-thirds, but the Democratic Alliance is the biggest winner in the elections, at least if we look at the faction money. Ferenc Gyurcsany could receive nearly HUF 400 million more from Parliament than before. The biggest loser – even financially – is Jobbik, which has landed nearly half a billion.
Despite the collapse of the opposition elections, Ferenc Gyurcsany According to 24.hu’s calculations, his party, the Democratic Alliance, will receive nearly 400 million forints more than his faction. According to the final but unofficial result, 15 Democrats have entered Parliament instead of the previous nineteen (they have already taken 16 seats, but according to their agreement they have to hand one over to the LMP in order to get the fifth person there for the independent faction. ). But nevertheless, the DK can receive much greater government support than before:
In the previous session, it increased its monthly parliamentary budget of HUF 64 million to HUF 97 million, which translates to approximately HUF 1.2 billion annually.
This includes operating expenses and the salary budget for parliamentary assistants and experts. We asked the group why the increase was being used, but they said they didn’t want to comment on the matter yet.
The biggest loser in the election is Jobbik, whose faction is expected to earn HUF 490 million less than before, and whose annual budget will shrink from HUF 260 million to just HUF 770 million. Before the election, 17 right-wingers were sitting in Parliament (26 at the start of the 2018 term), but there will be only nine as of May, so expert staff will have to cut back a lot if they don’t want to cut. wages significantly.
We searched for Jobbik, where they replied that they hadn’t counted yet because they were waiting for the official final result. What can increase their faction by one anyway is DK Clara Dobrev As a member of the European Parliament, he cannot take up a parliamentary mandate, in which case he is automatically right-wing Noémi Végh He could take the seat, which was 39th on the Joint Opposition List, so he did not enter Parliament. The number 40, however, is DK Daniel Manhaltereven if Peter Markie Z He did not receive his mandate, as he promised, the Gyurcsany party will not fail. (Christmas Girgi The mayor had earlier announced that although he would not sit in Parliament, he would take office and his interlocutor, To Rebecca Szabo He will pass it, that is, his descent will not change our calculations.)
MSZP’s budget will be reduced by HUF 330 million, as five members lose their seats and only ten remain. On the other hand, the dialogue 130 million HUF will be richer, since the number of factions will increase from five to seven (although, as mentioned, if Marki G. is not replaced by dialogue, the increase will be less).
Of the two newcomers, Momentum can be represented in Parliament by eleven politicians, which immediately means a budget of 925 million forints per year for them. In the middle of last week, our country’s faction was still able to calculate a budget of 660 million HUF, but by Saturday evening, summing up the votes cast at foreign missions, it turned out that the group would have only six but six members, so they would have to pay 590 million.
The LDP is also losing budget support, with only five members in the new parliamentary session instead of the previous six (thanks to DK help). Thus they can farm from 530 million.
On the government side, the number of factions in the KDP will not change, they will sit there as before, and their budget of approximately 1.3 billion will remain. The KDNP group would also be more populous than the largest opposition group, the DK.
Of course, the largest faction can manage the most money: Fidesz receives more than 7.3 billion forints after being represented by 118 representatives. The number of employees will increase by two compared to the previous cycle, which means an additional source of HUF 130 million.
There are currently no unrelated members, but if someone leaves your group, of course the group will understand. The resignation of a representative can harm not less than 60, but even 95 million forints. By the way, unrelated members receive much less resources than political groups: their assistants can spend twice the basic salary of their deputies, i.e. 2.6 million HUF per month, and the amount corresponding to their basic salary, 1.3 million HUF, in addition to other operating expenses, they can spend 526 thousand HUF Hungarian per month on office equipment and supplies.
Party and faction money
The budget of political groups consists of several components. On the one hand, it consists of an operating grant (which is ten times the representative’s basic salary, plus an amount equal to 40 percent of the member’s basic salary, which is 30 percent for government parties). It also costs a few million per month on equipment and office running costs (fifty percent of base salary per MP). The biggest component is the costs related to operating employees. A deputy can spend HUF 2.6 million on his lieutenants (this budget can be transferred to their faction), and factions can spend at least HUF 11 million per month on experts, but the higher the faction, the higher this amount, for example, exceeds 160 million Hungarian forints for Fidesz.
In addition to faction funds, parties with at least 1 percent of the elections receive party support, which is distributed according to turnout. Fidesz currently receives 967.8 million HUF, Jobbik 510.3 million HUF, 305.5 million HUF and 207.1 million DKK. There will also be a significant reordering on the discount side in favor of DK and Momentum, on the account of Jobbik and MSZP. The parties’ financial room for maneuvering has also been expanded through budget support to party institutions, Fidesz has received nearly 1.5 billion, Jobbik has received HUF 702 million, and MSZP has received HUF 359 million so far.
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