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Jobbik Elects New Parliamentary Group Leader

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.17.

The parliamentary group of opposition Jobbik has elected Péter Jakab as its new leader.

The group said the vote had been held to fill the post of Márton Gyöngyösi, who won the single mandate for the nationalist party in last month’s EP election.

Jakab whom the group called its most popular member has been elected in a unanimous vote.

The group pledged to step up its efforts “to dig the grave of [Prime Minister] Viktor Orbán’s corrupt dictatorial rule” and “give way to building a liveable, just and free Hungary”.

In the featured photo: Péter Jakab. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI