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SZÁVAY TO RESIGN MP SEAT

 

Conservative opposition Jobbik MP István Szávay said on his Facebook page that he would resign his seat in parliament. Commercial news channel Hír TV aired last Wednesday an audio recording in which Szávay told fellow party members at a party congress that he had verbally and physically insulted a woman in a pub who he said had called him a “stinking Nazi”. He later confirmed that the audio recording including anti-Semitic comments was authentic but stated that he was only joking when he said that he had physically assaulted her. In Monday’s Facebook entry, Szávay said that by resigning his seat he was taking “responsibility in a proportionate manner” for everything that had been “said in a secretly recorded private conversation six months ago.” Last Thursday, Szávay announced that he was resigning from his posts of Jobbik deputy group leader and parliamentary notary.