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Growing discontent with Botka in the MSZP?

A conservative daily reports that ‘the air is getting thin around Botka’, while a left-wing pundit believes that the MSZP candidate for PM must confront ‘the shadows of his own party’ if he wants to be successful. READ MORE

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1.2 million planning to work abroad?

A pro-government columnist has doubts about the figures released on the number of Hungarians contemplating emigration. READ MORE

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Green MEP proposing mass settlement of Syrians in Eastern Europe

An independent conservative columnist finds an idea proposed by a leading German Green MEP to resettle whole Syrian villages into Eastern Europe, ‘abhorrent’. READ MORE

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Poster bill is back in parliament

As the government tries to push its ban on political posters outside electoral campaigns through Parliament, a left-wing commentator claims that if successful, this would deprive   opposition parties of one of their few remaining tools to reach a wider public. READ MORE

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PM Orbán defies Brussels on migration quotas

A pro-government commentator predicts a long drawn-out confrontation between Brussels and the V4 alliance around the ‘flow’ of migrants into Europe. READ MORE

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Weeklies on the prospect of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition

Commentators from right across the political spectrum express their doubts about the potential of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition, which aims to change the current electoral law. READ MORE

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Parliament passes NGO law

Two liberal weeklies accuse the government of trying to demonize and silence foreign funded watchdog organizations. READ MORE

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Campaign ad law amendments rejected by Parliament

A pro-government commentator accuses opposition parties of corruption after opposition MPs rejected the government’s amendments to the political campaign law. Magyar Nemzet’s columnist, on the other hand, thinks that the government wants to silence the opposition. READ MORE

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EU infringement procedure against Hungary on refugee relocation

As the European Commission initiates a new procedure against Central European member states for not participating in the EU refugee relocation scheme, a conservative pundit thinks that the EU’s strategy will boost PM Orbán’s popularity.   READ MORE

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Repercussions of the French election

A pro-government analyst wonders if the Left and Liberals in Hungary will label the French election as anti-democratic. A conservative commentator contends that the Hungarian opposition should learn from President Macron if it wants to challenge Fidesz. READ MORE

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