April 10, 2018 / 8:28 AM / 9 months ago

Hungarian opposition daily Magyar Nemzet to shut down

BUDAPEST, April 10 (Reuters) - Hungarian broadsheet daily Magyar Nemzet, one of two opposition daily newspapers, will close its operations from Wednesday after 80 years in print, the publisher said in a statement cited by news website Index.hu on Tuesday.

Magyar Nemzet is owned by tycoon Lajos Simicska, once an ally of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban who fell out with him and became one of his staunchest opponents in the election campaign. Orban won Sunday’s election by a landslide.

The publisher will also shut down Lanchid Radio, a sister radio station. The group’s flagship company, news television Hir TV, will undergo changes, the statement said. (Reporting by Marton Dunai; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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