The opposition Socialists welcome that both the Foreign Ministry and the co-ruling Christian Democrats have dissociated themselves from the comments made by radical nationalist Jobbik lawmaker Marton Gyongyosi at the weekend but see a need for further action, Socialist Party leader Attila Mesterhazy told MTI on Monday.
In an interview to Jewish Chronicle covered by the Jerusalem Post, Gyongyosi, who is Jobbik’s foreign affairs spokesman, questioned the number of Hungarian Holocaust victims and compared Israel to a Nazi system. He also said Jobbik supported Iran.
The statements provoked firm protest from both the Foreign Ministry and the Christian Democrats on Sunday.
The Socialists welcomed these reactions but added that both the government and the Speaker of Parliament should take further steps against Gyongyosi, said Mesterhazy.
Should comments that fully or partly deny the Holocaust not entail any political consequence, the Socialists will initiate legal action, he said.