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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

Fidesz launches campaign against Jobbik

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

A conservative and a moderate centrist commentator wonder if Fidesz’s campaign against Jobbik which targets elderly people will prove successful.  READ MORE

Momentum launches action group

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

A left-wing analyst suggests that the Momentum party’s grassroots action plan emulates the Fidesz civic circles of the early 2000s and will prove counterproductive. The leading pro-government daily suspects that Momentum’s scheme is financed by George Soros. READ MORE

Gender-theory and Islam seen as enemies of the government

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

A pro-government pundit contends that the traditional Left-Right distinction has lost its meaning. He suspects that it has been replaced by the competition between national and cosmopolitan parties. READ MORE

A left-wing take on transborder voting

Monday, August 14th, 2017

As the government starts mobilizing Hungarian voters in neighboring countries ahead of next year’s general election, a left-wing columnist urges the Left to start a new chapter in transborder politics and reach out to non-resident voters. READ MORE

Liberal writer lambasts moderate analysts

Monday, July 17th, 2017

A liberal writer labels as cowards those political commentators who try to maintain a balanced view. They should show a little more civil courage and name the Orbán government as an outright tyranny. READ MORE