Jobbik party has expelled Dóra Dúró from its parliamentary group over her joining a platform created last week by László Toroczkai, the hardliner whose bid to lead the party failed in a recent leadership election, the party’s spokesman said on Tuesday.
The group voted to expel Dúró with 20 votes in favour, 4 against, 1 abstention and 1 invalid vote, Ádám Mirkóczki told a press conference.
Mirkóczki said Dúró had been expelled over the group’s “loss of trust” in her.
He added that by joining Toroczkai’s platform, she had “legitimised” what Jobbik sees as Toroczkai’s attempt to disrupt the party.
Toroczkai has said the aim of the platform was to “return the party to the ideology laid out in its founding deed”.
Jobbik leadership launches disciplinary action against Toroczkai
On May 24, Jobbik’s leadership has launched the process that would lead to disciplinary proceedings against László Toroczkai, the hardliner whose bid to lead the party failed in a recent party election. Toroczkai recently announced his intention to form a platform within the radical nationalist party, which party leaders say would breach Jobbik’s rules.
The party said in a statement that its national board had unanimously decided that the party’s statutes did not allow for the establishment of a party platform.
Toroczkai came second to Tamás Sneider in the contest to lead the party held on May 12. Read more HERE.