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Jobbik calls on former leader to return parliamentary mandate

The leadership of opposition party Jobbik has called on its former head, Peter Jakab, to return his parliamentary mandate.

In a statement sent to MTI on Sunday, the party said its board voted unanimously on Saturday to call on Jakab – who announced days earlier that he would leave the party but continue to sit in parliament as an independent – to return his mandate “to the group of people who once saw in him hope as a new leader who represented right-wing, conservative values”.

“Peter, this group of people once looked up to you and followed you. Now all they see in you is how others are taking decisions in your place,” Jobbik said.

Jakab won a seat in parliament in 2018, and was elected Jobbik’s parliamentary 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.

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