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Apr 13, 2018

Hardline mayor of Ásotthalom László Toroczkai announces that he would be open to becoming Jobbik party leader

László Toroczkai was the founder of the far-right 64 Counties Youth Movement (HVIM) and has been banned from Serbia and Slovakia due to his views and activities. Last year, he endorsed policies to ban pro-LGBT rights messages and Islamic religious practices in Ásotthalom

The deputy leader of Jobbik, László Toroczkai, the hardline mayor of Ásotthalom, has announced that he would be open to becoming party leader.

According to delmagyar.hu, Toroczkai was the founder of the far-right 64 Counties Youth Movement (HVIM) and has been banned from Serbia and Slovakia due to his views and activities. Last year, he endorsed policies to ban pro-LGBT rights messages and Islamic religious practices in Ásotthalom.

Toroczkai posted a message on Facebook on Monday criticising his party for Sunday’s election outcome and the outgoing party leader.

“Gábor Vona has failed but Jobbik lives on,” he wrote. “But if Gábor Vona’s resignation is only a front … then he will execute Jobbik,” he added.

He said that if at least 20 percent of the member organizations nominated him, then he would “not run away from the task” of becoming the party’s leader.

He said a congress for the re-election of party officials is planned for the near future and he expected that all matters would be decided within a month.