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Gender-theory and Islam seen as enemies of the government

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

A pro-government pundit contends that the traditional Left-Right distinction has lost its meaning. He suspects that it has been replaced by the competition between national and cosmopolitan parties. READ MORE

A left-wing take on transborder voting

Monday, August 14th, 2017

As the government starts mobilizing Hungarian voters in neighboring countries ahead of next year’s general election, a left-wing columnist urges the Left to start a new chapter in transborder politics and reach out to non-resident voters. READ MORE

A pro-government take on the Left’s plight

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

A pro-government commentator suggests that the left-wing opposition has been hijacked by its intellectual hinterland. The Left is dominated by an elite that created an ideological echo chamber that alienates everyday voters, he believes. READ MORE

Weeklies on the prospect of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Commentators from right across the political spectrum express their doubts about the potential of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition, which aims to change the current electoral law. READ MORE

Ruminations on the European Left

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

A conservative columnist and a liberal analyst think that centre-left politics in Europe has been challenged both by the emerging radical Right and by Liberals. This war on two fronts makes it increasingly difficult for moderate Socialist parties to keep their base together. READ MORE

The Left’s chances in 2018

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

A left-wing columnist contends that the recent anti-government protests do not threaten Fidesz chances of winning next year’s Parliamentary election. READ MORE

Opposition rallies on May 1

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

A pro-government columnist thinks that Hungarian voters will not buy the opposition’s claims that the Fidesz government is ruining the country. Two liberal commentators fear that the Left is unlikely to unite against Fidesz. READ MORE

Local by-elections in Budapest

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

A liberal commentator interprets the results of two district by-elections held in Budapest as proof that Fidesz is losing support and that Jobbik is becoming insignificant in the capital. READ MORE

Why the left is unable to win

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

A pro-government philosopher thinks the left has lost its drive by espousing individualism instead of its original collectivist mission. The Right, on the other hand, offers its constituency the idea of nationhood which enables it to unite emotions with reason.   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