Opposition politicians attacked in Hungary

Opposition politicians attacked in Hungary Budapest - Hungary's European Parliament election campaign season got off to a rocky start in Hungary when two politicians from the centre-right opposition party Fidesz were roughed up while pamphleteering, the party reported Tuesday.

A security guard allegedly grabbed local councillor Katalin Gubicza by the neck and threw her out as she and a male colleague tried to drop leaflets into letter boxes in a tenement house.

Gubicza said she was unharmed during the altercation in a central district of the capital, Budapest, but intends to file an official complaint with the police.

Fidesz is tipped to win most of Hungary's 22 seats in Strasbourg and Brussels in an election that looks set to be dominated by domestic issues and a deeply unpopular Socialist government. (dpa)