The disciplinary committee of Jobbik on Friday decided to exclude from the party former vice-chairman László Toroczkai, who had earlier run for Jobbik’s leadership unsuccessfully, then attempted to set up a platform of his own.
Jobbik’s ethics committee established that Toroczkai had violated the party’s bylaws and regulations and that he had chosen to disclose internal issues to the media rather than settle disputes at internal forums.
Toroczkai “was unable to accept” his defeat in the party election; he “started a tour of the media” and presented Jobbik’s issues “distorted or with a false content”,
Jobbik said in a statement.
According to Jobbik, Toroczkai’s setting up a platform within the party was against the organisation’s bylaws, and the move was “aimed at dividing and dismantling” Jobbik.
As we wrote last week, the board of Jobbik party has asked lawmaker Dóra Dúró to return her mandate, the party said in a statement. Dúró is an independent lawmaker at the momment. Read more HERE.
Later on Friday MP Dóra Dúró announced that she would quit Jobbik. In a Facebook entry, she said that “ethically the only correct move is to leave”.
Norbert Szőcs, Jobbik’s local leader in Baranya County, Gabriella Fazekas, Jobbik’s candidate for mayor in Budapest’s 6th district in 2010, and Zsolt Dobi, Jobbik’s press chief in Csongrád County, also announced their decisions to quit the party.