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Toroczkai: ‘Jobbik would not be able to run on its own any more’

Several parties including Jobbik would not be strong enough to run on their own in a general election, Laszlo Toroczkai, the leader of the radical Mi Hazank (Our Homeland) party, said on Monday, ahead of the inaugural session of Hungary's new parliament.

Mi Hazank cleared the parliamentary threshold and won 6 seats in parliament for the first time in the April 3 election.

Toroczkai told news channel M1 that the opposition parties’ decision to set up a joint list was “unfair”, as it allowed parties “without nationwide representation” to enter parliament.

He called the meeting of parties on distributing house positions after the ballot “a circus” arguing that “left liberal lawmakers did indeed appear at the talks but left short after which disallowed real work”.

He slammed Jobbik as a “threat for national security … as the party has cozied up first to Russia, then the United States, and changes its stance according to its needs.”

He said Mi Hazank was vying for the leadership of parliament’s national security and business development committees. “We would however welcome if talks on assigning positions would be held publicly, instead of smoky rooms,” Toroczkai said.

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