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Party hard-right

Cas Mudde, an assistant international affairs professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, was quoted in a Reuters story about the Hungarian election in April in which the far-right opposition party, Jobbik, gained more parliamentary seats.

Mudde’s academic focus is on extremist political parties in democratic nations.

The Jobbik party, which has been accused of anti-Semitism, got 20 percent of the vote in the election.

“There is no doubt that Jobbik will be among the strongest far-right parties in Europe, which is particularly striking because it is also one of the most extreme of Europe’s far-right parties,” he said.