Friday, Jul. 29, 2011


On the Ballot

Party: Jobbik
Leader: Gabor Vona
Key issues: Roma minority
Seats in Parliament: 47/386

Gained entry into parliament for the first time in April 2010, after securing 16.71% of the vote in general elections. The party also secured three seats in the last European Parliament elections.

On the Fringe

Magyar Garda (Hungarian Guard ) The banned paramilitary group was co-founded in 2007 by Jobbik leader Vona. At the Hungarian Guard's inaugural ceremony, during which members were sworn in wearing Nazi uniforms, Vona explained that the group had been set up "in order to carry out the real change of regime and to rescue Hungarians.