Far-right Jobbik party hurting Hungary's image: Jewish leader

April 12, 2015 7:36 PM

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A senior Jewish leader warned Hungary's far-right Jobbik party is damaging the country's image, as several thousand people rallied in central Budapest to pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews killed during the Holocaust.

The annual rally coincided on Sunday with a by-election in the western town of Tapolca, a three-way contest of the ruling Fidesz party, far-right Jobbik and the Socialists who have never recovered from a crushing 2010 poll defeat.

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