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The MSZP on the brink of disaster

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

As the Socialist Party is measured at barely over the parliamentary threshold for two party alliances, a pro-government analyst does not exclude the possibility that the MSZP will disappear from the political stage after the elections.  A conservative critic of the government adds that MSZP voters are the most inclined to vote for a party other than their own. READ MORE

Socialist Party still ‘drowning’

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

A leading left-wing commentator fulminates at the Socialist Party and the Left as a whole, and accuses them of being unable to produce a credible alternative to the incumbent government. READ MORE

No opposition alliance in sight

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

A left-wing commentator suspects that the Socialist candidate for Prime Minister doesn’t believe he can win next year and is only seeking a pretext to withdraw. The main reason is that this is a time of rivalries, before a dominant force emerges on the Left. READ MORE

Olympics referendum lacks support of Left

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

A left-wing commentator lambasts the MSZP and the DK for criticising the initiators of a referendum on Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Olympics, and accuses them of playing into the government’s hands. READ MORE

Left ‘united but divided’ in boycotting the quota referendum

Friday, August 19th, 2016

A centrist pundit ridicules the left-wing parties who, after agreeing to boycott the referendum on compulsory migrant quotas, now say they will boycott the vote independently from each other. READ MORE

Fidesz wins local election in Dunaújváros

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

A right-wing analyst suggests that the victory of Fidesz in Sunday’s local election is symbolically important, while Ferenc Gyurcsány, whose party’s candidate came in a surprise second, calls for renewed left-wing cooperation. READ MORE

Left accused of exploiting racism

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

A centrist author excoriates left-wing leaders for betraying their anti-racist ideals in order to win the municipal elections in Miskolc. They might be right in their drive to defeat PM Orbán, but fomenting racism is too high a price, he suggests. READ MORE

Right-wing columnist on the U-turn of the Left

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Conservative pundits see their long-held views validated by the recent U-turn of some left-wing parties on the issue of Roma and criminality. Other pro-government commentators consider that by nominating a law and order candidate for the mayor of Miskolc, the Left have proved once again to be their own worst enemy. READ MORE