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Momentum approaches parliamentary threshold

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

As opinion polls register the new party founded by young intellectuals as the preferred choice of 3 per cent of decided voters, a left-wing analyst believes that sooner or later they might have to take sides in Hungary’s deply polarised landscape.  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

Momentum embraces Pride Parade

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

As the new youthful party issues an appeal in support of the Gay Pride Parade, a conservative commentator regrets that the new opposition movement has ‘gone so far to the left’. READ MORE

Momentum leader’s walk-in to Origo still on the agenda

Monday, May 29th, 2017

A left-wing commentator believes that the unusual ‘visit’ by the leader of Momentum to Origo’s editorial offices expressed the fresh style his movement represents, while a conservative analyst sees it as proof that the press is taking over the role of the opposition parties. READ MORE

Competition sharpens on the Left

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Commentators across the political spectrum criticize the Left for trying to outbid the government with populist promises and by levelling unsubstantiated allegations against PM Orbán. READ MORE

Momentum to register as a party and run for Parliament

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

As the Momentum movement turns into a political party, one pro-government and one liberal columnist accuse it of arrogant rhetoric and inability to come up with a credible political vision. 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

Budapest withdraws Olympic bid

Friday, February 24th, 2017

As the government announces that it is withdrawing the application for the 2024 Olympic Games, a pro-government commentator accuses the Left of betraying the nation as well as its own voters. Liberal analysts, on the other hand, rejoice over the announcement. READ MORE

Can Momentum keep up the momentum?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Most commentators believe that the governing forces will withdraw Budapest’s Olympic bid, after a new political movement collected almost twice as many signatures as necessary to back a referendum on the subject. They also ponder whether Momentum, after this spectacular success, will become a significant opposition force. READ MORE