The Hungarian parliament’s culture and press committee blocked on October 1 2012 a bid by the far-right party Jobbik to put on the agenda a plan to make 2013 “Horthy Year” in celebration of the inter-war regent. Admiral Miklós Horthy led Hungary into World War 2 as an ally of Nazi Germany. A handful of towns and villages around the country have recently erected plaques or renamed public spaces in his honour.
Several government lawmakers on the committee joined the Socialists and Greens in opposing the motion, which was supported only by Jobbik members, while four members of the ruling Fidesz party abstained.
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