Disappointed members of the radical nationalist Jobbik are quitting the party and have started organising another one in several counties mostly in northern Hungary, the daily Nepszabadsag reported on Saturday.
Jobbik’s vice-chair Elod Novak, however, flatly denied the paper’s remarks, and said that the party was stronger than before, despite a recent scandal in connection with the Jewish roots of a party stalwart.
Novak called the idea of a split baseless, and said that “wish-dreams should not be mixed up with reality”.
Jobbik spokesman Adam Mirkoczki said there was no major division within the party, though it had lost “a charismatic politician” when Csanad Szegedi, who is also a MEP of Jobbik, resigned after it came to light that one of his grandmothers was Jewish.
According to the paper, the new movement composed of Jobbik’s internal opposition would stand right of the party.