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Hungarian Jobbik party campaigns in Dunajská Streda

The Hungarian nationalist Jobbik party expanded its election campaign to Slovakia, when it introduced its candidate for the general election, Péter Pallér, in the southern-Slovak town of Dunajská Streda. [According to new Hungarian legislation, also Hungarians living abroad can participate in Hungarian elections.] Deputy Speaker of Hungarian Parliament for Jobbik, Zoltán Balczó, also joined the campaigning in Dunajská Streda.

The Hungarian nationalist Jobbik party expanded its election campaign to Slovakia, when it introduced its candidate for the general election, Péter Pallér, in the southern-Slovak town of Dunajská Streda. [According to new Hungarian legislation, also Hungarians living abroad can participate in Hungarian elections.] Deputy Speaker of Hungarian Parliament for Jobbik,
Zoltán Balczó, also joined the campaigning in Dunajská Streda.

Locals who reacted by organising a protest meeting in the streets were angered also by the fact that this campaign took place in the puppet theatre for children that is an institution financed from town coffers.

The opposition Most-Híd party condemns the political campaigning from February 25, with the town deputy for Most-Híd, Marián Ravasz, taking direct stance against it, spokesman of the party Gabriel Gilányi told the TASR newswire. “Local representatives of Most-Híd, together with citizens, Slovaks and Hungarians alike, decisively stood against this situation,” Gilányi said.

“This is a shame for the town that it gave space to extremists; Jobbik policy can in no way help the Hungarian minority - nor any other,” said Ravasz who participated in the anti-Jobbik protest.

Gilányi added that his party recently launched a campaign against extremism which Slovakia’s citizens are increasingly confronted with.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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