Hungarian ruling party's poll lead slips, far-right benefits

January 13, 2015 2:12 PM

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Hungarian ruling party's poll lead slips, far-right benefits

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Support for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party slipped further in January, an opinion poll by Ipsos showed on Monday, with the far-right Jobbik party gaining most from its decline.

Backing for Orban's party has been tarnished by a proposed Internet tax that he later scrapped and diplomatic rows with western powers, including the United States and Norway, over allegations of corruption and a crackdown on civil groups.

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