Jobbik, the Movement for a Better Hungary

Published 17th March, 2014

Jobbik, the Movement for a Better Hungary or better known as just Jobbik was founded on 24th October 2003 by a group of Catholic and Protestant students along with veteran of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Gergely Pongrátz. The party describes itself as a principled, conservative and radically patriotic Christian party, other have described it as Radical Right-wing and Far-Right. It believes in Hungarian nationalism, Political radicalism, Euroscepticism and Anti-globalism.

The first electoral test for Jobbik was in 2006 when they combined forces with the Hungarian Justice and Life Party (MIÉP). It proved to be a poor choice and they managed just 2.2% of the vote and no seats.

In 2009 the party astonished everyone when it won two seats to the European Parliament and it did even better in 2010 when the party won 47 of the 386 seats in the Országgyűlés or National Assembly.

Jobbik is a member of the Alliance of European National Movements (AENM) and in the European Parliament it sits as a Non-Aligned Member and has two of the 22 national seats.

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