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Policy Network – Jobbik: The good, the bad and the spy

“For the first time in the far-right party’s history, Jobbik’s continuous rise in support ended. However, also for the first time ever they came second in a national election. Whether Jobbik continues to be a significant player domestically will depend on how their image and the scandal evolve …

As Hungarian voters have become less angry since 2010, this moderate shift helped Jobbik greatly at the 2014 April parliamentary elections where the turnout was 62% to target a broader audience – and especially undecided voters. On the other hand, it seems that the “softening” clearly did not help the party to mobilise its core supporters in the EP elections, where the turnout was extremely low, only 29%.”

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