Budapest, November 7 (MTI) – The radical nationalist Jobbik party held a demonstration on Friday in preparation for the forthcoming repeat vote for the mayor of Ózd, in northern Hungary.
Party leader Gabor Vona told a crowd of around 1,000 demonstrators that the ruling Fidesz party failed to accept that there were still places in Hungary where opposition mayors are elected. He warned Jobbik’s supporters not to fall for provocation at the Fidesz campaign event that followed the Jobbik demonstration in the town.
The October 12 local council election was won by Jobbik’s mayoral candidate, David Janiczak, but the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat’s candidate, former mayor Pal Furjes, appealed, arguing that more voting slips were found in the ballot-boxes than the number of people who turned up for the vote. The Debrecen appeals court annulled the results of the election.
The vote will be repeated on Sunday with the same six candidates as on October 12.
Photo: MTI – Janos Vajda