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WORLD JEWISH Congress pres­i­dent Ron­ald Lauder called on the Hun­gar­ian gov­ern­ment to com­bat a re­cent rise in far-right ex­trem­ism dur­ing a visit to Bu­dapest.

Re­fer­ring to the for­ma­tion of a paramil­i­tary guard ear­lier this year, Mr Lauder told Hun­gary’s Prime Min­is­ter, Ferenc Gyurcsány: “It is alarm­ing that, only 60 years af­ter the Holo­caust, peo­ple in uni­forms closely re­sem­bling those of Hun­gar­ian fas­cists dur­ing World War Two are parad­ing again in the streets of Bu­dapest.

“Civil so­ci­ety and po­lit­i­cal lead­ers should not tol­er­ate such things.

“Hun­garyshouldbe a role model for other coun­tries in cen­tral Europe. What hap­pens has reper­cus­sions in neigh­bour­ing coun­tries.”

Lauder: “alarmed”

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