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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

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

Botka confirmed as Socialist candidate for PM

Friday, January 20th, 2017

A left-wing commentator suggests the Socialist Mayor of Szeged is fit for the hard job, while a conservative observer thinks he has no project to offer the electorate. READ MORE

Further ruminations on Jobbik’s turn to the centre

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Although all the involved parties have dismissed such speculations, pundits both on Left and Right continue to discuss the potential of a broad anti-Fidesz opposition including both the left-wing parties and Jobbik. READ MORE

Satirical party to run for Parliament

Friday, October 7th, 2016

A conservative columnist calls the decision by the satirical Twin-Tailed Dog party to run for seats in Parliament a bad joke. READ MORE

Dunaújváros election makes waves in national politics

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The national media continue to analyse how a minor local election that served as a testing ground for parties could be a game changer for the whole left in Hungary. 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

The balance of two years in government

Monday, April 11th, 2016

A liberal analyst thinks Hungary has deviated from its strategic goal of catching up with the most advanced countries, while a pro-government pundit sees the past two years as a succession of positive developments in the economy. READ MORE

Hungarian parties lose ground in Slovakia

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Hungarian newspapers try to make sense of the chaotic political situation after the elections in Slovakia, and ponder what it means for relations between the two countries. READ MORE

Lessons of the Salgótarján mayoral by-election

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Following the victory of the MSZP candidate in the mayoral elections in the municipality of Salgótarján, analysts across the political board point out that if left-wing and radical right voters back the same candidate, they can defeat the governing party. READ MORE