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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

Left-Jobbik alliance rejected in left-liberal columns

Monday, November 27th, 2017

After a whole week of silence over the stunning news that liberal intellectuals, including philosopher Ágnes Heller had suggested an electoral alliance with Jobbik, several left-liberal columnists now condemn the idea as immoral or impractical. READ MORE

Left-wing arguments against alliance with Jobbik

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

A leftist columnist finds it immoral and futile for the left-liberal side to seek an electoral alliance with Jobbik, in spite of Gábor Vona’s shift towards the political centre. READ MORE

Can the Left strike an electoral deal with Jobbik?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

A pro-government author describes Jobbik leader Gábor Vona as a hypocritical salesman who is trying to sell his party to the Left in a desperate attempt to boost his performance at next year’s election.  READ MORE

Gyurcsány against transborder Hungarians’ voting rights

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Two conservative editors devote their regular weekly editorials to DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány’s initiative to collect signatures to support his idea to scrap the law allowing ethnic Hungarians living in other countries who acquired Hungarian citizenship to take part in elections in Hungary. READ MORE

Left urged to come forward with a coherent message

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

A political analyst lambasts left-wing parties who waste their time with a series of hopeless initiatives instead of telling the electorate why it should vote for them. READ MORE

Fidesz in for another two thirds parliamentary majority

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Modelling the outcome of a potential parliamentary election based on combined data from six polling companies a pro-government news site writes that the government side would win more mandates today than  in the 2014 general election. 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

Merkel returned to power

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

In a first comment on the impact of the German elections on Hungary, a pro-government columnist believes that threats of financial sanctions to punish Hungary for its rejection of migrant quotas should not be taken at face value now that the campaign is over. READ MORE

Left accused of living in an echo chamber

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

A veteran left-wing political scientist excoriates the leaders of the fragmented left-liberal opposition for being absorbed by internal skirmishes which are uninteresting for the young generations and have no relevance to the problems of modern societies. READ MORE