October 16, 2014
In recent elections, Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party came in second in 18 out of 19 counties—behind the ruling Fidesz party but ahead of the Socialists. An October 13 BBC article notes that Jobbik has been accused of anti-Semitic and anti-Roma rhetoric. The party gained control of 14 towns and villages. One of its leaders predicted that beginning in 2018, it would win enough seats to govern the country. Hungary’s Budapest Stock Exchange is down 41% from its 2007 peak.
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