Jobbik could hold balance of power in Hungary in 2014

Pollster Tárki reported on Wednesday that the combined support for left-wing and liberal opposition parties would be sufficient for them to form a government. Support for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s ruling Fidesz party stands at 19 per cent. That for the Socialist Party is 14 per cent, the breakaway Democratic Coalition (DKP) has one per cent support, while former premier Gordon Bajnai’s Together 2014 movement is backed by seven per cent of the electorate, and the green-liberal LMP is on three per cent. That makes a total of 25 per cent for those that describe themselves as the “democratic opposition”.

(Photo, of a Jobbik event in October 2012: Orlovic)