Hungarian Justice and Life Party
|Hungarian Justice and Life Party|
|Founded||15 July 1993|
|Headquarters||Hercegprímás utca 4, 1051 Budapest|
|European affiliation||None, formerly Euronat|
|European Parliament group||None|
|Politics of Hungary
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At the 1998 legislative elections, the party won 5.5% of the votes and gained parliamentary representation, with 14 seats.
At the 2002 elections, the party won 4.4% of the popular vote and no seats.
In 2005, MIÉP joined forces with a newer, right-wing political party, namely Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary). The new political formation was registered under the name the MIÉP-Jobbik Third Way Alliance of Parties. It purported to speak for Christians whilst standing up for the rights of Hungarian minorities in the neighbouring countries. The programme was based on a "law and order" agenda, in order to crack down on crime. Following an acrimonious failure in the 2006 elections the alliance broke up. In the aftermath, MIÉP lost its leadership of the far-right forces in Hungary, with Jobbik going on to achieve success in the 2010 elections.
Csurka died on 4 February 2012, aged 77, after a long illness. He was replaced by former MP Zoltán Fenyvessy.
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2In an electoral alliance with Smallholders' Party.
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- Battle for Hungary's media, BBC, 26 March, 2000
- Jeffries, Ian (2002), Eastern Europe at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century: A guide to the economies in transition, Routledge, p. 212
- "Meghalt Csurka István" (in Hungarian). Index.hu. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
- Official website
- "Third way" platform: The nationalist right gets together (HVG)
- Far Right tries to take control of the revolt The Times, September 23, 2006
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