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MSZP leaders still stand behind Botka

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Commentators try to make sense of the disarray in the Socialist party leadership, and reach mutually exclusive conclusions from the events of the past few days. READ MORE

MSZP plummets in the polls

Friday, September 29th, 2017

In light of the latest poll figures, a liberal commentator thinks MSZP frontrunner László Botka’s bid for the post of Prime Minister is doomed, and Fidesz already appears the easy winner of next year’s elections. READ MORE

Ron Werber as LMP’s campaign guru?

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

An independent conservative columnist thinks that by hiring former MSZP campaign strategist Ron Werber to shape their electoral campaign next year, the LMP risks losing the only trait that keeps it afloat. READ MORE

Small opposition parties at war?

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

A conservative commentator interprets a Reflektor article criticising Momentum as a sign of a pre-electoral war between LMP and Momentum. He assumes that the idea of an electoral alliance uniting them and two other small opposition parties is doomed to failure. READ MORE

LMP helps elect Constitutional Court judges

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

As other opposition parties accuse the green party of treason, former LMP leader András Schiffer takes up the defence of the Party’s MPs. He contends that the new appointees will bolster the system of checks and balances in Hungary.

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LMP leader Schiffer plans to resign

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

A conservative columnist suspects that the LMP has little chance of reaching the 5 per cent threshold at the 2018 Parliamentary election without its iconic leader. READ MORE

LMP leader Schiffer withdraws from party politics

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

A conservative columnist suspects that the LMP has little chance of reaching the 5 per cent threshold at the 2018 Parliamentary election without its iconic leader. READ MORE

Speculation about an anti-Orbán grand coalition

Monday, March 14th, 2016

A well-known leftist pundit’s musings on hvg.hu last week have triggered an intense debate about whether a ‘technical’ electoral alliance of opposition parties is on the horizon. READ MORE

The Left cautious about migration

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

A Marxist philosopher accuses mainstream left-wing parties in Hungary and in Europe as a whole of espousing populist nationalism and anti-immigrant rhetoric. READ MORE

Can Jobbik and LMP overcome left-right divisions?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

One centrist and one pro-government analyst agree that Fidesz seems to have stabilized its electoral support by putting migration in the focus of its rhetoric. They also wonder if potential Jobbik-LMP cooperation could overcome the Left-Right division, and thereby challenge both Fidesz and the left-wing opposition by 2018, the next election year. READ MORE