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MP Tibor Bana said he had quit the conservative Jobbik party, citing a “completely indefensible” path pursued by its new leadership. In a Facebook entry, Bana, who represents Vas County, said he had wanted Jobbik to function as “a centre-right, civic and European force”. Instead, he said, “[party leader] Péter Jakab and [deputy leader] Márton Gyöngyösi’s leadership has brought nihilism, populism and internal retribution to the party”. Bana vowed to continue working as an independent MP and contribute to a joint opposition election campaign in 2022. According to parliament’s website, Bana had served as the deputy head of the assembly’s European affairs committee since 2018. Last month, MP János Bencsik announced his decision to quit Jobbik and its parliamentary group.