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Apr 10, 2018

Entire leadership of Jobbik should step down, says deputy leader

During Sunday’s election, Jobbik gained only 25 of the 199 seats in Hungary’s next parliament with 19.33 percent of the votes

Upon the resignation of Jobbik leader Gábor Vona, deputy leader Tamás Sneider has called for the entire leadership of the party to follow suit.

During Sunday’s election, Jobbik gained only 25 of the 199 seats in Hungary’s next parliament with 19.33 percent of the votes.

According to MTI, Sneider expressed disappointment over the result in a letter sent to László Toroczkai, another deputy leader of Jobbik, and posted it on Facebook on Monday.

“All of us must resign … not only Gábor Vona. That includes you and me, too, since we have both been part of turning Jobbik into a people’s party,” Sneider said.

Sneider’s post followed a note by Toroczkai where he said that “Vona has failed, but Jobbik is alive,” adding that “it will kill Jobbik if Vona’s resignation is a mere manoeuvre.”

He said that after failing to get close to governing in three consecutive ballots, Jobbik, comprising “thousands of decent people,” would ultimately lose the chance of ever winning a general election unless “it removes the obstacle preventing expansion.”