Peter Jakab – Photo: Facebook

Former party leader Jakab leaves Jobbik

Peter Jakab, the former leader of the opposition Jobbik party, is leaving the party and its parliamentary group and will sit in parliament as an independent.

Jakab wrote on Facebook on Thursday that Jobbik leader Marton Gyongyosi had given him an ultimatum to fall in line or leave the party.

“If I stand by the people and continue to stand by those who lost out on the Orbán regime … then I have no place in Jobbik … The choice is clear,” he wrote.

Jakab first won a seat in parliament in 2018, and was elected as Jobbik’s group leader in 2019. He was elected party leader in 2020 and re-elected in May 2022, but resigned a month later, citing differences with the party leadership. Gyongyosi was elected to replace him on July 2.

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