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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

Kötcse 2017

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

As Prime Minister Orbán outlines his strategy for next year’s parliamentary elections, commentators are divided on the gist of his annual address to pro-Fidesz intellectuals along political lines. READ MORE

Jobbik moves to the centre

Friday, August 4th, 2017

A prominent political analyst believes that by moving away from its extreme positions, Jobbik has opened up the possibility that Fidesz might lose its parliamentary majority as early as next year’s election. READ MORE

Weeklies on the opposition’s meagre chances

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Analysts on both Right and Left believe that the fragmented left-wing opposition stands no chance whatsoever of winning next year’s elections, at least not in their present shape. Right-wing commentators suspect however that the Socialist Party is doomed even in the longer run. READ MORE

Weeklies on EU Article 7 procedure

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Two critics of the government agree that the resolution adopted by the European Parliament to launch a procedure to investigate whether basic European values are systematically transgressed in Hungary is unlikely to cause serious problems to the government.  READ MORE

Local council election won by Fidesz

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

A conservative analyst suggests that the current opposition doesn’t offer a political home to the new generation which has expressed its discontent in a series of recent mass demonstrations. Thus he believes that a Fidesz victory in next year’s elections is not in jeopardy. READ MORE

Momentum to run for Parliament

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

A conservative pundit finds it bewildering that Hungary’s left-liberal intelligentsia is throwing its moral weight behind the movement which scuppered Budapest’s 2024 Olympic bid. By running for Parliament, he believes, Momo will steal critical votes from the Left. READ MORE