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Weeklies on the prospect of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Commentators from right across the political spectrum express their doubts about the potential of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition, which aims to change the current electoral law. READ MORE

Opposition stagnating in polls

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

In a comment on recent opinion polls, a centrist political scientist thinks that opposition parties still have some chance to prevent the victory of Fidesz in the 2018 election. A conservative columnist is more sceptical – he thinks that the opposition lacks a credible vision. READ MORE

MSZP elects candidate for PM

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

As László Botka is formally confirmed as Socialist frontrunner in the 2018 Parliamentary election, commentators both on Left and Right agree that Mr Botka will face an uphill struggle to challenge Viktor Orbán. READ MORE

Opposition rallies on May 1

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

A pro-government columnist thinks that Hungarian voters will not buy the opposition’s claims that the Fidesz government is ruining the country. Two liberal commentators fear that the Left is unlikely to unite against Fidesz. READ MORE

Prime Minister Orbán’s Easter interviews

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Commenting on PM Orbán’s Easter interviews, a conservative critic of the government thinks that Fidesz has alienated its conservative intellectual supporters. A pro-government commentator shares the PM’s view, when he detects George Soros behind the recent anti-government protests. READ MORE

Further ruminations on Jobbik’s turn to the centre

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Although all the involved parties have dismissed such speculations, pundits both on Left and Right continue to discuss the potential of a broad anti-Fidesz opposition including both the left-wing parties and Jobbik. READ MORE

Former Socialist PM calls for grand anti-Orbán coalition

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit both question the desirability and feasibility of former Socialist Prime Minister Péter Medgyessy’s call for a grand coalition of left-wing parties and Jobbik. READ MORE

Fidesz fights a war on two fronts

Monday, December 19th, 2016

A liberal commentator thinks that Fidesz is waging a war on two fronts. On the one hand, this is a struggle with Jobbik for the allegiance of the more radical right-wing leaning voters, while on the other the ruling party also wants to lure left-wing voters.  READ MORE

Left-wing cooperation efforts stalled

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

A liberal commentator contends that the left-wing negotiations concerning preliminaries and joint opposition candidates at the 2018 Parliamentary election have run into the sand. READ MORE

Another call for an anti-Fidesz coalition between Jobbik and the Left

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

A centrist pundit thinks that short of a broad alliance, the opposition will be no match for Fidesz at the next election. READ MORE