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Jobbik Presents List for EP Elections

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.03.13.

Deputy leader Márton Gyöngyösi will top the list of conservative opposition Jobbik for the European parliamentary elections, a party spokesman said on Wednesday.

Entered second on the list will be Zoltán Balczó, a current MEP of the party, György Szilágyi said.

Another party spokesman, Péter Jakab, is third on the list, followed by deputy leaders Tibor Bana and Dániel Z Kárpát.

Gyöngyösi said that

there will be much at stake in the May election. Will Hungarians allow Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to drive Hungary out of the European Union and establish a dictatorial rule based on wage-slavery here?”

Jobbik, however, will be an advocate of a just and secure Europe and a free Hungary with fair wages and opportunities for Hungarians to thrive, he said.

Márton Gyöngyösi. Photo by Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI

The party’s policy will be to represent the interests of Hungarians in the EU, unlike Orbán and his ruling Fidesz party which are solely driven by self-interests, Gyöngyösi added.

Jobbik’s EP election programme focuses on the global challenge of migration, he said, adding that the party would re-establish the Border Guard to protect Hungary and the European Union.

It also includes closing the wage cap with western Europe to prevent an exodus of Hungarians and advocating autonomy for minorities on an EU level, Gyöngyösi said. He said that their fourth main goal is to fight against fake news, calling it unacceptable that in a country such as Hungary “the government and the state are primary sources of such news”.

On the featured photo (left to right): Márton Gyöngyösi and György Szilágyi. Photo by Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI