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Opposition Jobbik will contest the 2024 European parliamentary elections on its own and favours fielding local patriots in the local elections without opposition party logos. Jobbik will contest the EP elections as a modern centre-right pro-European party, Márton Gyöngyösi, the party’s leader, told a press event.
As regards the local elections, he said a recent mayoral by-election in Jászberény, in eastern Hungary, showed that the vote should be contested without the presence of party logos. He said it was better if the opposition parties “step back and let people who are considered credible locally” decide amongst themselves who should go up against ruling Fidesz’s candidate. However, Jobbik does not rule out the possibility of holding primaries in places where there may be disagreements, Gyöngyösi said, adding that “this would have to happen locally”.