The Jobbik Manifesto for Hungarian democracy

Jobbik, a party that not too long ago dismissed warnings from liberal or left-leaning parties and intellectuals about the demise of democracy in Hungary as mere “anti-Hungarian” propaganda, is now facing its own possible quietus at the hands of Viktor Orbán’s System of National Cooperation. Jobbik issued the statement below, in English, hoping for the solidarity of the international community as the party faces financial ruin.


The governing Fidesz party, feeling threatened by its opposition, launched a dictatorial action which is unprecedented in the history of post-communist Hungary. F​i​desz wants to eliminate us, the largest opposition party​ ​by administrative means, t​h​rough the government controlled State Audit Office, which is headed by a former Fidesz MP​.​

The action of the State Audit Office vi​ola​tes all the rights to fair and reasonable legal procedures. The State Audit Office subjected our party to 1 million Euros ​ subsidy ​reimbursement and a 100%,​ 1 million Euros​ ​fine. This unjust action can risk our participaton at the upcoming elections in the Spring of 2018, thus the Fidesz government will exclude over one million people of our supporters from the free elctions. This action of the Fidesz government recalls the darkest days of dictatorships and projects of ​an ​even darker future for our ​Homeland​,​ if Fidesz stays in power.

If this can happen to us it can happen to anybody. Yesterday Fidesz wanted to wipe out civil organizations, today they eliminate opposition parties, tommorrow anybody can bec​o​me a target of the unleashed despotism. We turn to every democrat – regardless of political views – to protest against Orban’s tyranny. We ask every democratic political party, social organization, the general Hungarian and international public and every concerned citizen ​to ​stand with and support the endangered Hungarian democracy!


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