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Socialist frontrunner rules out cooperation with Gyurcsány

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Commentators wonder if a left-wing electoral pact is possible, as the Socialist candidate for Prime Minister calls on his main potential ally to quit politics altogether. READ MORE

PM withdraws from Left coalition talks

Friday, February 17th, 2017

A leading left-wing pundit excoriates all left-wing parties for pursuing their individual interests instead of co-operating to defeat the incumbent government in next year’s election. READ MORE

Doubts about Botka’s candidacy

Friday, January 27th, 2017

A liberal columnist thinks that the MSZP candidate for PM has slim chances of uniting the Left. An alt-Left blogger likes Botka’s egalitarian vision, but thinks that he can lead the Left only if he has his own base of supporters. READ MORE

Botka confirmed as Socialist candidate for PM

Friday, January 20th, 2017

A left-wing commentator suggests the Socialist Mayor of Szeged is fit for the hard job, while a conservative observer thinks he has no project to offer the electorate. READ MORE

Botka nominated by MSZP to lead opposition campaign

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

As the Socialist Party nominates Szeged Mayor László  Botka as the left-wing candidate for the post of Prime Minister in 2018, opinions sharply diverge on his chances. READ MORE

New head of the Socialist Party elected

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

After Saturday’s party congress analysts think the Socialists have a long way to go before they can successfully challenge Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz in 2018. READ MORE

Pundits strike back after Schulz attacks Hungarian referendum

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Right-wing commentators ridicule European Parliament President Martin Schulz for denouncing the planned Hungarian referendum on migrant quotas, and attack the Mayor of Szeged, whom he praised. READ MORE

Magyar Hírlap’s ‘scoop’ parodied in Népszava

Friday, April 5th, 2013

In a blatant parody of a Magyar Hírlap story alleging that Socialist leader Mesterházy is facing a serious challenge from an older generation of party officials, Népszava writes that dissatisfied Fidesz members might send an ultimatum to PM Viktor Orbán, demanding a correction of his political course. READ MORE