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Seres, László

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hvg - Hungary | 27/11/2012

Jobbik's anti-Semitism intentional

Márton Gyöngyösi, an MP for the extreme right-wing Jobbik party, said in the Hungarian parliament on Monday that Jewish Hungarians in the parliament and the government represent a national security risk. Gyöngyösi's later statement that he was misunderstood is met with biting irony by the left-liberal daily Heti Világgazdaság: "No Márton, or, if I may, Marci! It wasn't your fault that things have come to this. What you said was crystal clear, Marci. We were the ones who misunderstood you, Marci. And we're even ready to admit that we were under orders to do so. Behind our chief editor (a bearded uncle) stood the owner (also a bearded uncle, you know what I mean, nod nod, wink wink), and behind him stood the powerful representatives of the international conspiracy themselves (with pretty damned long internationalist beards). They shouted at us in Hebrew: 'You must misunderstand this Nazi!' And we did exactly that. We misunderstood you, Marci."

hvg - Hungary | 19/11/2012

Fidesz changes election law to its advantage

Several thousand people formed a human chain around the parliament in Budapest on Monday in protest at the new Hungarian election law. The journalist László Seres writes in the online edition of the left-liberal weekly paper Heti Világgazdaság that the reform of the election law works to the advantage of ruling party Fidesz, and that "there can be no more talk of free elections": "While Hungarian voters will in future have to register 15 days prior to an election, thanks to its two-thirds majority Fidesz can still change the election law any time it likes prior to election day. ... After losing half its voters, the party has had the effrontery to redraw the electoral districts to its own advantage, shorten the campaign period and allow electoral advertising only in the state media. ... And we stress once more: in addition to all that the election law can also be changed at any time, even immediately before the election."

hvg - Hungary | 07/07/2010

Double cash-in on vuvuzela

The vuvuzela steadfastly continues to get on the nerves of football fans at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, leading the left-liberal weekly Heti Világgazdaság to investigate its not so distant origins and discover an interesting business model: "The roar of the vuvuzela, the colourful plastic 'instrument' with the deafening sound, has even drowned out the media hype around the FIFA World Cup. When blown by tens of thousands of fans in the stadium, the vuvuzela is the bane not only of the teams, but also of the trainers (who can't communicate with players on the pitch), the television commentators and of course the spectators. Not to speak of the sponsors. ... But what the heck: the vuvuzela is sacred, ... it's a question of tradition. Let's not forget, we're in South Africa. ... However the funny thing is that tradition has nothing to do with all this: as opposed to the truly traditional kudu horn, the metre-long plastic horn has only been around South African stadiums for the past ten years. The vuvuzela is manufactured by the lucky monopolist Neil van Sharkwijk, who also sells anti-vuvuzela earplugs as 'antidotes'."

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