Assessing the Tapolca interim parliamentary elections Vona said the Tapolca election victory was a milestone event in the last 25 years. It was also a dress rehearsal for the 2018 general elections. In Tapolca Jobbik has won its first individual mandate since its formation, which was a major step in the direction to become a mainstream party; this was the first time in the post-communist era that a political party that was not part of the communist regime change in the 1990s won an individual mandate in the Hungarian parliament adding that Jobbik considers the communist regime change a deceptive, fraudulent sham.
Vona also remarked that the Tapolca election victory is even sweater if we take into account the fact that Jobbik won it without participating in the usual mud-slinging campaign a regular feature of Hungarian elections. Vona said in Tapolca 21st century Jobbik politics defeated 20th century manipulators. Fidesz and the Socialist party still preoccupied with 20th century problems and as a result, both parties manifest 20th century reflexes but Jobbik continues to address 21st century issues.
In Hungarian politics, this will become more of a watershed in the future - 19-20th century "right, left, conservative, liberal" political categories increasingly becoming meaningless said Vona.
Regarding Jobbik decision to remodel the party to become a people's party Vona remarked that this was a strategic shift that was decided on in 2013.
While Jobbik preserves the core values of its program, the party's political style and attitude change in order to become more attractive with the broadest social strata said Vona.
(alfahir.hu – hungarianambiance.com)