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Orban Caps Staple Food Prices to Fight Inflation Ahead of Vote

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Sticker Shock: Food Costs Rise 6% in December

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his government has ordered a cap on the cost of six basic food items to help temper the impact of spiraling inflation as the nation prepares for its most closely contested election in more than a decade.

The price of sugar, flour, sunflower oil, chicken breast, pork leg and milk with a fat content of 2.8% must be sold at Oct. 15 price levels in all stores starting next month, Orban said in a Facebook video on Wednesday following a cabinet meeting.