Jobbik changes party constitution: Hungarians living in the lost territories can delegate candidates in the party's decision making body

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jobbik held a caucus meeting in Beregszasz, Karpátalja (currently belongs to Ukraine) Wednesday afternoon where party leader Gábor Vona announced that the caucus passed a unanimous decision allowing Jobbik members living in the lost territories to send representatives into the party's highest decision-making body, the Congress.

The leaders of the radical national party held talks with Zoltan Babják the mayor of the city of Beregszász, representatives of the historic churches (Catholic, Greek Catholic, and Protestant) and representatives of the two local Hungarian parties, the KMKSZ and UMDSZ; then, caucus members visited the II. Rákóczi Ferenc college and the Bereg Museum.

Gábor Vona said this meeting hasn't been just a formal gathering. Although, the party has experts dealing with foreign policy issues, personal experiences are crucial to understand the problems of Hungarians living in the Carpathian basin. "It was good to see the courage and optimism of the leaders of the various churches," said Vona.

The head of the party's National Policy Cabinet István Szávay reiterated his earlier statement, if Jobbik forms the next government it will increase aid five folds to the Hungarian parties operating in the Carpathian basin. Szávay highlighted the importance of the symbolic actions, but he also wants to work out an economic incentive program for state-owned companies to provide jobs for Hungarian families leaving in the lost territories.

II. Rákóczi Ferenc College

At the press conference MEP Béla Kovács announced that on November 22, Ukraine signs the EU's association agreement. The politician made ​​it clear that they will support Ukraine's accession only on condition of Ukraine's compliance with the language law and the establishment of a Tisza river electoral district.

As part of the program, Jobbik caucus members visited the Verecke memorial that commemorates to "Honfoglalás" that marks the return of Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin in 895. The monument was damaged several times in the past by Ukrainian chauvinists. To prevent vandalism in the area and around the monument security cameras have been set up near the structure.

The presidency of the Jobbik party also visited the Szolyva Memorial Park, which commemorates to the victims of the Stalinist terror in 1944.

In November 1944, in the name of collective guilt the entire German and Hungarian male population between 18 and 50 years (about 33 thousand) were taken to slave labor camps without adequate clothing and food; the prisoners lived in unheated barracks in Szolyva. The commander of the Soviet forces said "I will not rest until the streets are not paved with skulls of Christians". Many of the prisoners have not even reached the Donetsk and Kazakhstan "labor camps"; because of the inhumane treatment, they died during transportation; the majority of those who did reach the labor camps died of starvation and exhaustion later.

The Verecke Memorial

Few of the prisoners who have returned from the labor camps died some months later due to physical and psychological distress. As a result of the Stalinist terror, within a few years two-thirds of Karpátalja's male population perished. The few survivors of the Soviet Gulags took the terrible secrets of the labor camps with them to the grave. The Soviet monsters that perpetrated the genocide have still not been held accountable for their crimes, the victims received no compensation, and the world at large remains silent of the Hungarian Holocaust.

The Szolyva Memorial Park

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