Cracks appear in Hungary’s radical right – paper

Budapest, November 11 (MTI) – The two major components of Hungary’s radical right, the radical nationalist Jobbik party and its outlawed uniformed arm, the Hungarian National Guard, appear to be drifting apart, Nepszabadsag daily said on Thursday.

The head of the Hungarian Guard, Jozsef Inancsi, a 47 year-old employee of a security company, told the paper the Guard would “stand on its own feet with or without Jobbik”.

    ”I am not Gabor Vona’s man,” he said, referring to the Jobbik leader, the architect of the radical party’s entry to parliament for the first time after the April elections.

    Inancsi was elected to the head of the movement after his predecessor was forced out amid a sex scandal.

    He told the paper the Jobbik leadership merely paid lip service to supporting the Guard, and accused it of attempting to water the movement down by branding it a “gendarme”.

    The paper said Inancsi did not know how many people were involved in the Guard movement. The paper added, however, that it was clear that its support-base was dwindling.