Blog Törökgáborelemez - Hungary | Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Hungary's radical right gains ground
According to the election polls, Hungary's right-wing extremist parliamentary party Jobbik is currently neck to neck with the strongest opposition party so far, the socialist MSZP party. Political scientist Gábor Török suspects in his blog Törökgáborelemez that Jobbik is already a lot stronger and will continue to gain support: "Given the reluctance of many of its voters to openly display their party preferences it is quite possible that Jobbik is already the second-strongest political force in Hungary. Moreover, the autumn promises to be a success story for the party: in times of economic difficulties the loss of political credibility and the resulting dramatic rise in weariness with politics, the extreme right-wing Jobbik party is most likely to appeal to disillusioned voters. ... In this situation Jobbik could well become the political force with whom those voters who have been disappointed by Viktor Orbán's government or see their livelihoods at stake seek refuge."
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