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Socialist frontrunner rules out cooperation with Gyurcsány

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Commentators wonder if a left-wing electoral pact is possible, as the Socialist candidate for Prime Minister calls on his main potential ally to quit politics altogether. READ MORE

Olympics referendum lacks support of Left

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

A left-wing commentator lambasts the MSZP and the DK for criticising the initiators of a referendum on Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Olympics, and accuses them of playing into the government’s hands. READ MORE

Socialist and liberal politicians accused of corruption

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

The EU anti-fraud agency has published its report on the M4 Budapest metro. The report names Socialist-Liberal politicians and multinational companies as potential participants in Hungary’s largest corruption case. READ MORE

Editor of Vasárnapi Hírek leaves suspecting owners’ pact with government

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Zoltán Gál accuses leading socialist personalities of sacrificing him and choosing a more moderate colleague of his as joint editor of Népszava and Vasárnapi Hírek as a result of a deal with governing forces. READ MORE

A liberal call for left-wing unity

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

An independent liberal analyst castigates those left-wing stake holders who refuse to co-operate with others and accuses them of pushing their own personal agendas rather than the cause of a regime change. READ MORE

Former Socialist PM calls for grand anti-Orbán coalition

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit both question the desirability and feasibility of former Socialist Prime Minister Péter Medgyessy’s call for a grand coalition of left-wing parties and Jobbik. READ MORE

Botka nominated by MSZP to lead opposition campaign

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

As the Socialist Party nominates Szeged Mayor László  Botka as the left-wing candidate for the post of Prime Minister in 2018, opinions sharply diverge on his chances. READ MORE

Another call for an anti-Fidesz coalition between Jobbik and the Left

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

A centrist pundit thinks that short of a broad alliance, the opposition will be no match for Fidesz at the next election. READ MORE

Analyses on the closing of Népszabadság

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

A liberal pundit lambasts the MSZP for its role in the fate of the number one left-wing daily, while a centrist analyst rejects the view that what has happened heralds the end of press freedom in Hungary. READ MORE

The political landscape after the referendum

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Commentators across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the 2 October quota referendum for the main parties and their mobilization strategies. READ MORE