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Poster bill is back in parliament

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

As the government tries to push its ban on political posters outside electoral campaigns through Parliament, a left-wing commentator claims that if successful, this would deprive   opposition parties of one of their few remaining tools to reach a wider public. READ MORE

Campaign ad law amendments rejected by Parliament

Friday, June 16th, 2017

A pro-government commentator accuses opposition parties of corruption after opposition MPs rejected the government’s amendments to the political campaign law. Magyar Nemzet’s columnist, on the other hand, thinks that the government wants to silence the opposition. READ MORE

A one-party system in the making?

Monday, October 6th, 2014

One week before  the municipal elections, commentators see critical signs on both sides of the dividing line between mainstream parties. But they disagree on the nature of the political model being shaped by a majority which is increasingly left without a powerful opposition. READ MORE

Repercussions of the Simon scandal

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Commentators are less than convinced about the explanations offered by the MSZP about the undeclared assets of a leading Socialist. Left-wing pundits, however, are calling for similar investigations of right-wing politicians’ wealth as well as more transparent campaign regulations. READ MORE

The black hole of party financing

Monday, September 5th, 2011

The current party and campaign financing rules make corruption structurally necessary,  left-wing and liberal-conservative pundits agree. Even though the need for a thorough reform of the relevant legislation is widely recognised, decision makers appear unlikely to show either the courage or the willingness to make the system more transparent. READ MORE