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A left-wing outsider cautions against alliance with Jobbik

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A well-known Marxist philosopher argues passionately against the idea of a Left-Jobbik alliance, as the supposedly only way to vote the incumbent government out of office. He places his arguments in a broad-brush tableau depicting the rise of the right and the demise of the Left and of Liberalism. READ MORE

Another diatribe against Vona-Left alliance

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

An old acquaintance of the Socialist Party constituency has resurfaced after several decades to warn against a tactical electoral pact with Jobbik and its leader. READ MORE

Weeklies on the prospect of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Commentators from right across the political spectrum express their doubts about the potential of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition, which aims to change the current electoral law. READ MORE

UK elections give hope to Hungary’s opposition

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Critics of the government see the surprising failure of the British Conservative Party as proof that in politics nothing can be taken for granted. Including, they hope, the highly probable victory of the incumbent Hungarian government at next year’s parliamentary elections. READ MORE

MSZP elects candidate for PM

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

As László Botka is formally confirmed as Socialist frontrunner in the 2018 Parliamentary election, commentators both on Left and Right agree that Mr Botka will face an uphill struggle to challenge Viktor Orbán. READ MORE

Local by-elections in Budapest

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

A liberal commentator interprets the results of two district by-elections held in Budapest as proof that Fidesz is losing support and that Jobbik is becoming insignificant in the capital. 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

Austrian Green candidate wins presidential election

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

A pro-government commentator believes that despite the defeat of the anti-immigrant candidate, political trends are the same as last week – people in Austria are increasingly wary of immigration and globalisation. READ MORE

Trump’s victory divides the press

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Commentators are sharply divided in their judgements of the result of the US presidential election.  Most of them nevertheless have Hungarian affairs in mind while writing about America. READ MORE

Left-wing reactions to Tump’s victory

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

One left-wing commentator interprets the outcome of the US presidential elections as proof of a dangerous trend in human history, while another thinks that Donald Trump’s example may inspire the Hungarian Left to find the path to victory despite the fact that it is a clear underdog today. READ MORE