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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

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