Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jobbik Party Hungary's far-right gains by targeting Roma

Skilled at making national headlines out of local flare-ups, the far-right Jobbik party is exploiting decades of animosity between Hungarians and ethnic Roma to score political points as its influence over the government grows.

It is a strategy that has worked well for Jobbik, a party that once made use of a "Hungarian Guard" of vigilantes dressed in fascist-style uniforms to target the Roma.