Vona: Viktor Orban is bound to fall, it’s only a matter of time

“Jobbik has the biggest chance to defeat the Orbán government in 2018, whose lack of credibility should be outweighed by credibility”, Gábor Vona, the chairman and prime minister candidate of Jobbik said at a press conference for foreign journalists on Monday morning in Budapest. Continue reading “Vona: Viktor Orban is bound to fall, it’s only a matter of time”

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Jobbik for Hungary

Scare-mongering marches, stomping boots, uniforms, neo-Nazi symbols, antisemitism. This is the image circulating in the Western press of the Jobbik for Hungary Movement (in short: Jobbik), and because of this, many believe it to be some far-right hoofed devil. It has been the political interest of the Hungarian left-liberal circles and now also of the current government to portray Jobbik as a dangerous far-right party. But the reality is that Jobbik is the strongest opposition party, and the second strongest party in Hungary. This doesn’t mean though that far-right ideologies are gaining in strength in Hungary. The Orbán government, which has been in power since 2010, perfected the corruption mechanism of the left-socialist governments, centralising power with a clique of party cadres. The Jobbik for Hungary Movement has become the government-replacing alternative which could take the place of this new elite. Continue reading “Jobbik for Hungary”