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MSZP elects new leader

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

A left-wing commentator hopes that the MSZP can regain its popularity after electing a new party chairman. A pro-government pundit thinks that the MSZP would need to put ‘national interests’ first if it wants to renew itself. READ MORE

Dispute over the direction of the MSZP

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

A left-wing columnist calls on the Socialists to break with liberal capitalist views and embrace patriotic social democracy. A left-wing liberal pundit thinks that social democracy is not possible without liberals. READ MORE

Veteran leader urges the MSZP to start again from scratch

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

A former top Socialist politician suggests that the Socialist Party should rebuild itself as an organisation with strong grassroots throughout Hungary, if it wants to lead a successful alliance against the incumbent government. READ MORE

The MSZP proposes opposition roundtable

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

A left-wing columnist hopes that the new initiative will save the leaders of the opposition from the ire of their supporters and produce new leaders to replace them some time in the future. READ MORE

MSZP’s welfare promises criticized

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

A pro-government columnist and an alt-left blogger accuse the MSZP of not helping Hungarian families enough. READ MORE

Gábor Fodor’s farewell to Parliament

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

As the Socialist Party decided to drop Liberal Party Chairman Gábor Fodor as a well-positioned candidate, a left-wing columnist muses that liberalism’s (but not Fodor’s) only chance to survive in politics is to place itself under the protection of Social Democracy. READ MORE

The MSZP on the brink of disaster

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

As the Socialist Party is measured at barely over the parliamentary threshold for two party alliances, a pro-government analyst does not exclude the possibility that the MSZP will disappear from the political stage after the elections.  A conservative critic of the government adds that MSZP voters are the most inclined to vote for a party other than their own. READ MORE

An insider on the gossip about Fidesz agents within the Left

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

A veteran left-wing columnist criticises both George Soros and DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány, for accusing unspecified left-wing personalities of conniving with the incumbent government. READ MORE

Gyurcsány accuses the MSZP of conniving with Fidesz

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

A political scientist thinks the leader of the Democratic Coalition probably considers other opposition parties as rivals rather than allies, otherwise he would not accuse them of conniving with the ruling party, which they are supposed to be dethroning together. READ MORE

Left still fragmented, 70 days before the elections

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Commentators agree that the chances of the left are meagre, as its rather weak and scattered forces seem unable to coalesce, although over half the parliamentary seats (106 of 199) can be won in individual constituencies in a ‘first past the post’ system. READ MORE