A short summary about Jobbik


Jobbik's predecessor, Right Youth Movement was founded in 1999 as an organization comprised mostly of college students. It has become a political party in 2003 under the name Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary.

The party could not yet get into Parliament in 2006 but Hungary's constantly aggravating problems eventually led to Jobbik achieving a major breakthrough in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections, thus delegating three representatives to EU's parliament with nearly 15 per cent of the popular vote.

Jobbik's rise was not halted by the 2010 national elections either, where the party collected the third largest number of votes and delegated 48 representatives to the then 386-seat Parliament. The party's outstanding Parliamentary performance and its uncompromising, honest discussion of problems bore fruit as Jobbik's voter base became the second largest in Hungary by 2014.

The next EP elections secured three seats for the party again, while the municipal elections brought 14 mayor positions. Jobbik received 20.5 per cent of the votes in the national elections which meant 23 seats in the smaller parliament introduced via the new election system in 2014.

Jobbik's popularity continued increasing in 2015 and a by-election in a Western Hungarian electorate secured the party's first individual seat. Jobbik's ratings have been on the rise ever since and the 13-year-old party is now preparing for governance as the top challenger for Fidesz in 2018.