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The Contrarian Hungarian

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has gone to great length to keep up appearances that it intends to participate in the democratic practices of Hungarian politics. It is being rumored that their parliamentary caucus has been split ever since one of their representatives brought up blood libel charges in the Hungarian parliament; according to the reports, quite a few in the leadership believe that it might hurt the party’s chances to emerge as the winner of the 2014 elections if fringe elements within the party are so clearly visible in the party’s parliamentary representation.

It has yet to be seen how realistic are Jobbik’s aspirations to take over the government of Hungary through electoral means (Jobbik’s support did grow in the wake of the blood libel scandal – see poll taken Apr. 6 through 13). But it looks like Jobbik has long been considering an alternative plan. As a…

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