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Dispute among liberals over the fairness of election

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Three liberal intellectuals question the fairness and legitimacy of the April 8 election. Another liberal commentator suggests that by blaming their defeat purely on allegedly unfair circumstances, the Left could miss an opportunity to revise its strategy. READ MORE

The Left should start from scratch

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A moderate conservative pundit thinks that the Left should reconsider its policies in order to regain the support of voters. If they want to succeed, they need to completely change their strategy, he suggests. READ MORE

Prospects of the Left

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

A left-wing columnist suggests that the Left should reorganize itself from the grassroots – rather than through the existing political parties, if it ever intends to successfully challenge the government. READ MORE

Anti-government protest in Budapest

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

A left-wing commentator thinks that Saturday’s rally showed the determination of opposition voters to stand up to Fidesz. A pro-government columnist finds opposition calls for a new election absurd. READ MORE

Allegations of electoral fraud

Friday, April 13th, 2018

As Facebook swarms with complaints by opposition sympathisers about widespread electoral fraud, even some critics of the government warn that there is no indication of organised attempts to alter the results of Sunday’s election. READ MORE

Weeklies on the election

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

As the last polls predict the victory of the governing party in the Sunday election, weeklies ponder what may come after April 8. READ MORE

A crie de coeur against sectarian polarization

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Three days ahead of the Parliamentary election, a ‘radical centrist’ pundit calls on public intellectuals to act as independent critics of politics, rather than propagandists for their preferred political camps. READ MORE

Debate over the political role of the media

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

A pro-government commentator speculates that in case of a Fidesz defeat in the election, the opposition would eliminate all critical media outlets. A conservative critic of the government thinks that Fidesz overestimates the importance of the media. READ MORE

Election stakes assessed with six days to go

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist believe that next Sunday’s election will determine Hungary’s fate for a long time to come.  READ MORE

Election campaign in full swing

Monday, March 26th, 2018

With just two weeks to go till the Parliamentary election, weeklies and the dailies’ weekend editions discuss corruption scandals and ponder what comes after 8 April. READ MORE