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Controversial government policies seen as a ‘conservative revolution’

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

A pro-government political scientist interprets the oft-criticised policies of the Hungarian government as efforts aimed at completing the transition from the Communist regime. READ MORE

What comes after the election?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Two weeks after the Parliamentary election, weeklies and weekend editions of dailies from across the political spectrum wonder if and how the opposition can recover from such a devastating blow. READ MORE

Fidesz accused of anti-Semitism again

Friday, April 20th, 2018

As the government pledges to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, a group of western European intellectuals accuses Fidesz of anti-Semitism. A left-wing columnist agrees, the two pro-government dailies protest. READ MORE

Another landslide victory for Fidesz

Monday, April 9th, 2018

As preliminary election results project a two-thirds Fidesz victory, political scientist Gábor Török writes that Fidesz has a stronger base than ever, while the crisis of the opposition will deepen further. READ MORE

Weeklies on the election

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

As the last polls predict the victory of the governing party in the Sunday election, weeklies ponder what may come after April 8. READ MORE

Election campaign in full swing

Monday, March 26th, 2018

With just two weeks to go till the Parliamentary election, weeklies and the dailies’ weekend editions discuss corruption scandals and ponder what comes after 8 April. READ MORE

Opposition candidate elected Mayor of Hódmezővásárhely

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Critics of the government welcome the victory of an independent challenger to the incumbent local Fidesz administration as a sign that the government forces may be defeated at the national election on April 8. Pro-government analysts take the surprising defeat of their man as a serious warning. READ MORE

Speculation on the opposition’s chances

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The political analyst Gábor Török finds it unlikely that in the few remaining few weeks until the April election any of the opposition parties could become popular enough to challenge Fidesz. He does not rule out, however, the strategic coordination of opposition votes in single-seat districts. READ MORE

Stop Soros to be tabled in Parliament

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

As the government plans to table the so-called ‘Stop Soros’ package of anti-asylum-seeker bills, a conservative critic of the government thinks that the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Fidesz may alienate even some of those voters who otherwise agree with the governing party’s migration policies. READ MORE

Gyurcsány accuses the MSZP of conniving with Fidesz

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

A political scientist thinks the leader of the Democratic Coalition probably considers other opposition parties as rivals rather than allies, otherwise he would not accuse them of conniving with the ruling party, which they are supposed to be dethroning together. READ MORE