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Vona offers a ’home’ to disillusioned left-wing voters

Friday, October 13th, 2017

A left-wing analyst cautions fellow left-wingers against being lured into accepting Jobbik leader Gábor Vona’s call to rally behind his party as the strongest opposition force. READ MORE

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

MSZP leaders still stand behind Botka

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Commentators try to make sense of the disarray in the Socialist party leadership, and reach mutually exclusive conclusions from the events of the past few days. READ MORE

MSZP plummets in the polls

Friday, September 29th, 2017

In light of the latest poll figures, a liberal commentator thinks MSZP frontrunner László Botka’s bid for the post of Prime Minister is doomed, and Fidesz already appears the easy winner of next year’s elections. READ MORE

Botka’s electoral alliance scheme rejected out of hand

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

A left-wing commentator ponders the advantages and the drawbacks of the scheme proposed by Socialist frontrunner László Botka from the point of view of the smaller parties and concludes that they may still change their minds. 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

Botka makes peace with Molnár

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

A left-wing columnist excoriates the leaders of the MSZP for wasting time waging internal wars rather than channelling social discontent and representing a credible alternative to the incumbent government. READ MORE

Botka’s struggle for supremacy within the Left

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Commentaries continue to flow on MSZP front runner László Botkas surprisingly candid accusations against traitors and collaborationists within his own party. Commentators tend to agree that a left-wing victory at next years election is highly improbable. READ MORE

Growing discontent with Botka in the MSZP?

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

A conservative daily reports that ‘the air is getting thin around Botka’, while a left-wing pundit believes that the MSZP candidate for PM must confront ‘the shadows of his own party’ if he wants to be successful. READ MORE