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Jobbik’s moderate shift dismissed as a ruse

October 22nd, 2016

A pro-government analyst accuses Jobbik leader Gábor Vona of feigning moderation, while in reality pushing a radical agenda, including the withdrawal of Hungary from the European Union.

On Nézőpontok, Dániel Deák produces half a dozen quotes from Gábor Vona’s speeches to prove that Jobbik is still the same right-wing radical party it used to be before the party chairman announced his turn towards moderation in an effort to build a large ‘people’s party’. The excerpts contain disparaging remarks on the United States, the European Union and NATO, and in one of them Vona even explains that he cannot frontally attack the European Union because the majority of the population rejects the idea of Hungary’s withdrawal from European integration. This is to prove, Deák writes, that Vona’s turn towards the centre is only a ruse. He concludes by criticising liberals suffering from ‘Orbanophobia’ who would be ready to ally themselves with Jobbik in order to vote the incumbent government out of office (See BudaPost, October 18).


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