Hungary’s Jobbik party is confident that it will send its candidate to the European Parliament following the EP elections in June, Jobbik leader Gabor Vona told public Hungarian television on Tuesday.
“Two thirds of Hungarian voters are Jobbik supporters, only they are not aware of it yet,” Vona said.
According to some recent polls, Jobbik — The Movement for a Better Hungary — has enough support to cross the five percent threshold to gain seats in parliament.
Jobbik describes itself as “a principled, conservative and radically patriotic Christian party. Its fundamental purpose is protecting Hungarian values and interests.”
The party is embroiled in legal action against the liberal Free Democrats, which recently branded the party as “Neo-Nazi”, a label which Jobbik vigorously denies.
Vona said Jobbik aimed to win seats in Hungary’s parliament in 2010.
He said that both the governing and opposition parties were “terrified” of Jobbik’s making it to the EP and to Hungarian legislation.
“Hungary belongs to the Hungarians,” Vona said. If it were communicated by the media “without distortion” people would identify with that programme, he said.