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MSZP’s welfare promises criticized

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

A pro-government columnist and an alt-left blogger accuse the MSZP of not helping Hungarian families enough. READ MORE

Dispute over diaspora voting

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

A pro-government pundit finds the Democratic Coalition’s campaign against non-resident Hungarians nauseating. A liberal commentator contends that non-resident votes may help Fidesz to secure another two-thirds majority. READ MORE

Speculation on the opposition’s chances

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The political analyst Gábor Török finds it unlikely that in the few remaining few weeks until the April election any of the opposition parties could become popular enough to challenge Fidesz. He does not rule out, however, the strategic coordination of opposition votes in single-seat districts. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s state of the nation speech

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit offer diametrically opposed interpretations of the Prime Minister’s annual state of the nation address. READ MORE

Civilizational stakes at the 2018 election

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

A pro-government pundit thinks that the April election will determine Hungary’s ‘civilizational path’. Voters need to decide if they want strong nation states, Christian values and traditional families – or the opposite. READ MORE

George Soros accuses Fidesz of ’buying up’ the MSZP

Monday, January 29th, 2018

A left-wing blogger dismisses and sharply criticizes remarks by George Soros that Prime Minister Orbán has ‘bought up’ the opposition parties, and for suggesting that the Left has little chance of winning the April election. READ MORE

Debate on boycotting the election

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Left-wing commentators agree that the opposition has little chance to defeat Fidesz in the next election, and wonder whether the Left should boycott the ballot. READ MORE

Deferred payment offered on fines for illegal party financing

Monday, January 15th, 2018

A liberal commentator suspects a trap, as Minister of National Economy Mihály Varga offers a possibility for the deferred payment of fees levied on opposition parties found guilty of illicit campaign financing. A pro-government columnist dismisses similar criticism by opposition parties. READ MORE

President Áder sets date for April election

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

As President Áder announces the date of the 2018 Parliamentary election, a pro-government and a conservative liberal columnist both anticipate a rude and tough electoral camapaign. READ MORE

Left seen in a hopeless situation

Friday, January 12th, 2018

A left-wing sociologist thinks that the Left has little chance of boosting its popularity before the 8 April election, as it lacks a credible vision as well as charismatic leaders. READ MORE