main opposition party Fidesz on Thursday said it had accepted the resignation
of MP Zoltán Lengyel, who is currently embroiled in a scandal over a series of
naked photographs that appeared on the internet.
on Wednesday evening said that he would leave Fidesz’s parliamentary caucus so
that “the attacks directed against him” would not also affect the party. Fidesz
deputy spokesman András Cser-Palkovics said in a short statement that the party
had taken note of Lengyel’s decision, although he added that the party had so
far not heard from Lengyel and only discovered his intentions through the
is preparing to sue the tabloid Blikk
and also the news website index.hu
after they published a series of images that allegedly showed him gyrating
naked. The MP’s lawyer said that the images had clearly been manipulated as
Lengyel has a very different body type from the man shown in the images. The
images have since been taken down from the website.
was also involved in another bizarre incident recently when police claimed he
beat himself up during an arrest. The MP was stopped while driving in July by
police officers, who say that he refused to identify himself, struck an officer
and then threw himself to the ground saying he would “claim police brutality.”
Lengyel, however, said that police caused the light injuries to his hands, legs
and back after he was unable to produce any documentation to prove his
identity. An investigation is underway to determine if Lengyel assaulted a
he has stepped back from the party, Lengyel said he would continue to serve as
an independent MP.