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LMP leader Schiffer withdraws from party politics

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

Freedom of information law criticised

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

The leading left-wing daily contends that the government has amended the information act in order to weaken transparency and curtail the right of the opposition to unveil corruption. READ MORE

Young Hungarians dissatisfied with mainstream parties

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

A conservative columnist, commenting on a recent survey, warns that university students are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the mainstream Left and Right, and are turning to more radical parties. READ MORE

Liberal pundit cautions against minimum wage hike

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

A liberal columnist contends that the Left’s welfare promises are unrealistic and irresponsible. He suggests out that left-wing parties want to significantly increase government spending while at the same time, they deny that this would require tax hikes as well. READ MORE

High opposition stakes at the EP election

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

A centrist political analyst believes that the European Parliamentary election is important primarily for the opposition parties. READ MORE

European Parliamentary election campaign in top gear

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

A conservative commentator criticizes Jobbik’s anti-EU rhetoric by pointing out that Hungary has received thousands of billion Forints in EU cohesion funds. A liberal pundit scorns left and far-right parties which demand western European wages for Hungarians. READ MORE