Jobbik announced today that it would be holding its party congress on May 7, where the party will be deciding its leadership for the upcoming term. Soon after the announcement, Jobbik MP János Stummer declared his candidacy for the party’s presidency on Facebook.
Currently the head of the parliamentary National Security Committee, Stummer won’t be a member of the next Parliament after losing to Fidesz’s Tamás Herczeg in Békés County and not getting a seat from the joint party list in the April 3 elections.
Stummer attracted media attention after the election with his criticism of Jobbik President Péter Jakab, who said that Péter Márki-Zay was responsible for the opposition’s disastrous showing. Stummer felt that they should rather be concerned with “self-examination and self-reflection” instead of pointing fingers. [Index]