Entries RSS Feed Share Send to Facebook Tweet This Accessible version

Joint legal initiatives by the Left and Jobbik

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

A pro-government commentator accuses left-wing opposition parties of hypocrisy after a series of joint moves with Jobbik. READ MORE

President Áder re-elected

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

As Parliament re-elects President János Áder for a second five year term, commentators disagree on the extent to which he is independent from the government as required by the Fundamental Law. The President marked the occasions with some sharply critical remarks of his own on the state of public affairs. READ MORE

President Áder signs amendments to the Higher Education Act

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

After President Áder ordered the promulgation of the amended Act on Higher Education, political polarisation has reached new levels in the Hungarian press. READ MORE

Weeklies on President Áder’s re-election

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The re-election of János Áder as President of Hungary by the government majority in Parliament prompts conflicting evaluations of his performance as head of state and of the role played by his only opponent, jurist László Majtényi who fought a symbolic battle to make his case as an alternative candidate. READ MORE

President Áder re-elected

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

A left-wing columnist describes President Áder as unfit for the job and praises opposition candidate László Majtényi. His conservative counterpart on the other hand believes that Mr Áder’s first term has been successful. READ MORE

Majtényi proposed as opposition candidate for President

Friday, January 6th, 2017

A liberal pundit believes that Mr Majtényi, despite his credentials as a fierce critic of the government, would not be able to influence the course of events. Other commentators see contradictions on the side of the promoters of Mr Majtényi’s candidacy and in the attitude of the potential candidate himself. READ MORE

President Áder to be re-elected

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

As President Áder accepts PM Orbán’s nomination for a second presidential term, analysts sharply disagree in evaluating his New Year address. READ MORE

President Áder to serve another five years?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

A left-wing columnist believes that as the President’s term in office expires next year, both he and the Prime Minister may change their minds and opt for extending his stay in Buda’s Sándor Palace. READ MORE

Speculation about President Áder’s future

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Commentators give credence to rumours that the Prime Minister doesn’t want Mr Áder to be re-elected next year. Opinions diverge, however about the reasons and one source claims that the President took the job four years ago for a single term anyway. READ MORE

President refuses to sign controversial laws

Friday, March 11th, 2016

A day after János Áder sent bills restricting public scrutiny both of foundations run by the National Bank and the postal services to the Constitutional Court for review, Heti Válasz worries about government policies which it believes could undermine the party’s own power base, while Magyar Nemzet urges the inner opposition within Fidesz to come forward. READ MORE