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Hungary PM launches election campaign with $2 billion tax refund for families

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By Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs BUDAPEST (Reuters) -Hungary’s government will refund $2 billion of income tax to families in early 2022 and also plans a big hike in the minimum wage, right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the opening session of parliament on Monday, setting the stage for next year’s election. Orban, who faces a parliamentary election that is shaping up as a competitive race for the first time in a decade, said the economy’s sharp rebound from the coronavirus pandemic provided room in the budget for the measures. Hungary raised about 4.4 billion euros on internationa…

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