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Tobacco shop scandal rolls on

Left-wing, liberal and centrist commentators wonder whether Fidesz will try to cover up a scheme in which their local politicians could influence the distribution of tobacco shop licenses according to the political leanings of those who applied.

The tobacco shop scandal and the election game

An independent analyst writes that until the tobacco shop scandal emerged, Fidesz could set the political agenda. But as recent events have shown, it cannot feel safe. This is the kind of issue which can turn many voters against them, even a few days before the elections.

MSZP blamed in defence of the tobacco-shop decisions

A pro-government daily claims that the tobacco shop scandal and demands to reveal details of the evaluation process of rival bids is simply a trick that helps the MSZP draw up a list of “collaborators” with the present government – with the intention of punishing them later.