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PARLIAMENT SUSPENDS IMMUNITY OF JOBBIK MP FARKAS

 

Parliament suspended the immunity of Jobbik lawmaker Gergely Farkas in a 151-6 vote. Chief Public Prosecutor Péter Polt last week proposed that the speaker of parliament suspend the Jobbik MP’s immunity in connection with an investigation of election fraud. In the 2018 general election campaign, Farkas is suspected of having offered to “reimburse the costs” of around 600,000 forints (EUR 1,900) to an opponent, a candidate of the green opposition LMP party, if that candidate dropped out of the race. The prosecutor’s office will hear Farkas as a suspect in the case. Farkas himself had agreed to the move to suspend his immunity.