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2012, anti-Semitism, Hungary, Jobbik, Marton Gyongyosi

Concern at rise of Hungarian far right –

“When one foreign businessman took his family to the annual fair in Pomaz, a prosperous dormitory town north of Budapest, in September, he did not expect to be confronted with the harsh reality of Hungarian politics.

“Bands were playing, kids were dancing, surrounded by stalls selling assorted handicrafts, home-made jams and the like,” he says. Yet among the stalls were not only mainstream political parties but one for Jobbik, the far-right Hungarian party.

“It was shocking to see 15 to 20 jackbooted, black-uniformed paramilitary types lounging around the Jobbik stand, which seemed to have secured the prime spot,” says the British-born businessman and long-time Hungary resident, who asked not to be named.”

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