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Gyurcsány seen as the likely winner on the Left 

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The two leading left-wing parties have already named their joint candidates in all the 106 constituencies.  Although more than 60 are MSZP nominees, a left-wing and a pro-government pundit both agree that former PM Gyurcsány’s Democratic Coalition is about to become the number one force within the left-wing opposition. READ MORE

PM Orbán re-elected as party leader

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

In the first comment on the weekend Fidesz party congress, a conservative critic of the government accuses Fidesz of using apocalyptic rhetoric to mobilize voters rather than debating more down to earth issues. READ MORE

Left-wing war pits all against all

Monday, November 6th, 2017

As left-wing parties continue to argue over whether to run jointly or separately in next Spring’s general election, commentators across the political spectrum agree that the Left has little chance to defeat Fidesz in 2018. Left-wing parties, they assume, are competing with each other to lead the opposition, rather than with the governing parties. READ MORE

Fidesz lead grows further

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

A left-wing and a conservative commentator offer diametrically opposed explanations for the record high popularity enjoyed by Fidesz in opinion surveys. READ MORE

Gyurcsány against non-resident voting

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

A conservative columnist thinks that former PM Gyurcsány’s proposal to strip non-resident Hungarian citizens of voting rights will mobilize transborder voters – in support of Fidesz. READ MORE

The state of the Left after Botka’s withdrawal

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Liberal and left-wing commentators wonder what strategy the Left should follow at the 2018 election, after the resignation of the Socialist candidate for Prime Minister. They agree that the Left is in a mess, but come up with very different proposals to resolve the crisis. READ MORE

Socialist candidate for Prime Minister resigns

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As the MSZP frontrunner withdraws his candidacy for the post of Prime Minister, a left-wing and an independent conservative columnist think that the Left may face catastrophic defeat in next year’s election. A pro-government columnist welcomes Mr Botka’s decision.  READ MORE

Liberal pundit lambasts Socialist welfare promises

Monday, September 25th, 2017

A liberal analyst accuses the Socialists and other left-wing parties of social demagoguery. READ MORE

Fidesz election lead unchanged

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

As the new political season gets underway, Fidesz maintains its lead in the polls according to two separate surveys. Despite efforts by the opposition, neither the Left, nor Jobbik have become any stronger. Conservative columnists attribute the poll results to fast economic growth and the weakness of the opposition parties. READ MORE

MSZP leader announces election programme

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Commenting on László Botka’s program and strategy, a left-wing pundit fears that the current political system and parties may go down the drain after 2018. A pro-government columnist thinks that Mr Botka is not taken seriously even by left-wing intellectuals. READ MORE