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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

PM withdraws from Left coalition talks

Friday, February 17th, 2017

A leading left-wing pundit excoriates all left-wing parties for pursuing their individual interests instead of co-operating to defeat the incumbent government in next year’s election. READ MORE

Ferenc Gyurcsány’s state of the nation speech

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

In his annual ‘state of the nation’ speech the former Prime Minister attacked the Fidesz government. He also accused the rest of the Left of trying to broker a deal and set up an anti-Orbán alliance behind his back. 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