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15th February, 2019

Another Jobbik sound recording leak

Máté Silhavy, chairman of the board of trustees of a media foundation linked to Jobbik, called pensioners fools and described them in an offensive manner, according to a sound recording aired on pro-government television stations.

In the recording Silhavy, speaking with Jobbik vice-president Dániel Kárpát after last year’s parliamentary elections, calls the elderly “rump-back commando units”.

Jobbik MP Andrea Varga-Damm said Wednesday that the party will respond to what was heard only if the entire sound recording is made public.

She suggested that Silhavy may have been quoting Facebook comments.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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