Category Archives: extreme right electoral wins

Mandatory Public Work Projects in Hungary

“We would like to give them valuable and useful work,” said Károly Papp, undersecretary of Hungary’s Department of the Interior, the public officer in charge of Hungary’s public works program. “Workers are going to learn agriculture for a year, and … Continue reading

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Who Are the Supporters of Jobbik: A Psychological Profile

Recent spikes in the support of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right party, have taken many by surprise. The party already came in 4th in the 2010 parliamentary elections with 16.63% of the votes. This summer however, in Gyöngyöspata, where previously anti-Roma para-militaries … Continue reading

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War Crimes Trial in Hungary: After Court Acquits His Client, Képíró’s Lawyer Files Appeal

Today the defense attorney for Sándor Képíró, a gendarme captain of the Hungarian Army during a 1942 raid against partisans fighting against the Nazi occupation filed an appeal in the case against his client at the Budapest Metropolitan Court. During the course of … Continue reading

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