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Former PM Gyurcsány urges opposition coordination

As Ferenc Gyurcsány invites opposition leaders including Jobbik’s Gábor Vona to coordinate their electoral strategies, a pro-government columnist thinks that by the April election, a broad anti-Fidesz coalition of left-wing parties and Jobbik will emerge. READ MORE

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March 15 kicks off the electoral campaign

Commentators continue to analyse the Prime Minister’s speech on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution, and the chances of the fragmented opposition in the forthcoming parliamentary election. READ MORE

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PM calls for defending national identity

Columnists, just like the Prime Minister whose speech they commented on, were in full campaign mode on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution. READ MORE

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Pro-government ‘Peace March’ on national holiday

A prominent pro-government columnist explains that he and his friends have called for a pro-government demonstration in order to save Hungary from the opposition and the threat they believe it represents to national identity. READ MORE

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George Soros accused of standing behind Slovak protests

Two Slovakian/Hungarian authors criticise PM Orbán for agreeing with his beleaguered Slovak counterpart who suspects George Soros behind the protest movement which has built up since the killing  of a investigative journalist in Slovakia. A Transylvanian author thinks whatever his sins, Mr Fico is an important ally for Hungary against mass immigration. READ MORE

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Karácsony introduces his ‘shadow cabinet’

Pro-government news outlets slam the team the left-wing candidate for Prime Minister has introduced as members of his future cabinet four weeks before the election as a ‘Soros squad’. READ MORE

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Four weeks until the election

A month before the April election, analysts from right across the political spectrum find it impossible to predict the outcome of the vote. The opposition may stop Fidesz from securing a majority, but it is also possible the Fidesz will win two-thirds of the seats in Parliament once again. READ MORE

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Further ruminations on Lázár’s Vienna video

A liberal commentator suspects that Mr Lázár wants to divert attention from corruption through anti-immigrant fear-mongering. A pro-government blog accuses the liberal media of falsifying facts in order to help the opposition parties in the campaign. READ MORE

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Minister Lázár says migrants make Vienna suburb dirty, poor and unsafe

A pro-government columnist agrees with János Lázár that life in Vienna is changing under the impact of Muslim immigration. A left-wing commentator finds Mr Lázár’s suggestions cynical and ridiculous. READ MORE

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PM says mass immigration is a threat to growth

As Prime Minister Orbán says that fast economic growth necessitates stopping migration into Hungary, pundits on Left and Right ponder if and how population movements may impact the Hungarian economy. READ MORE

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