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State Audit Office fines Jobbik 

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Liberal and conservative pundits accuse the State Audit Office of Hungary of using double standards after it fined Jobbik for illicit campaign financing. A pro-government columnist thinks the office did its job and applied the law in a fair way. READ MORE

A left-wing outsider cautions against alliance with Jobbik

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A well-known Marxist philosopher argues passionately against the idea of a Left-Jobbik alliance, as the supposedly only way to vote the incumbent government out of office. He places his arguments in a broad-brush tableau depicting the rise of the right and the demise of the Left and of Liberalism. READ MORE

No investigation into Soros’s activities

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

As the National Bureau of Investigation sees no reason to launch an inquiry into the activities of George Soros, a pro-government pundit criticises Jobbik for taking up the defence of the Hungarian-American billionaire. A conservative liberal columnist, on the other hand, accuses the government of creating an alternative reality of conspiracy theories. 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

Another diatribe against Vona-Left alliance

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

An old acquaintance of the Socialist Party constituency has resurfaced after several decades to warn against a tactical electoral pact with Jobbik and its leader. 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

Medgyessy wouldn’t reject an alliance with Jobbik

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The former Socialist Prime Minister takes it for granted that Fidesz will win a third consecutive turn in government next year. The only way that could be prevented would be with an improbable alliance between Jobbik and the Left.

Left-wing war pits all against all

Monday, November 6th, 2017

As left-wing parties continue to argue over whether to run jointly or separately in next Spring’s general election, commentators across the political spectrum agree that the Left has little chance to defeat Fidesz in 2018. Left-wing parties, they assume, are competing with each other to lead the opposition, rather than with the governing parties. READ MORE

Fidesz surging ahead in the polls

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A liberal commentator remarks that the left-wing opposition is struggling to find a voice that could be appealing to their potential audience. A pro-government author predicts that Jobbik’s centrist turn will prove self-defeating at the next election. READ MORE