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Jobbik hit by second MP resignation in two days

A second politician who has represented the radical national opposition Jobbik party in parliament has announced his departure from the Jobbik group.

Erno Rozgonyi said at a plenary session on Wednesday that he would keep his mandate but sit as an independent henceforth.

On Tuesday, Barna Bodecs said he would withdraw his mandate, stating personal reasons for his decision. Bodecs on Wednesday said wanted to reverse his decision to quit.

But the Jobbik leadership decided today to select a 36-year-old winemaker from Bacs-Kiskun County, Krisztian Suhajda, as Bodecs’s replacement, the party’s leader, Gabor Vona told MTI.

With Rozgonyi’s departure, Jobbik’s parliamentary group has been reduced to 43 deputies.

Thousands gathered in front of Parliament in Budapest on Sunday afternoon for a demonstration organised in protest against a Jobbik party MP Marton Gyongyosi’s anti-Semitic remarks in the national assembly.


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