Entries RSS Feed Share Send to Facebook Tweet This Accessible version

Left-wing war pits all against all

Monday, November 6th, 2017

As left-wing parties continue to argue over whether to run jointly or separately in next Spring’s general election, commentators across the political spectrum agree that the Left has little chance to defeat Fidesz in 2018. Left-wing parties, they assume, are competing with each other to lead the opposition, rather than with the governing parties. READ MORE

Fidesz keeps its lead in the polls

Monday, September 11th, 2017

As Fidesz seems immovable from its ruling position, left-liberal analysts wonder if half-hearted co-operation among left-wing opposition parties is the reason why their chances of winning next year’s election are so meagre. READ MORE

Momentum’s anti-Putin protest

Friday, September 1st, 2017

A centrist commentator thinks that increasingly hysterical anti-Russian rhetoric by left-wing and liberal parties will further alienate moderate voters. READ MORE

Momentum launches action group

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

A left-wing analyst suggests that the Momentum party’s grassroots action plan emulates the Fidesz civic circles of the early 2000s and will prove counterproductive. The leading pro-government daily suspects that Momentum’s scheme is financed by George Soros. READ MORE

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