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New OLAF complaint against Hungary

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of using corruption allegations to veil their own misdeeds, after they urged the publication of a report by the anti-fraud office of the European Union which found irregularities in a project worth 40 million Euros. READ MORE

Left-liberal pessimism about electoral chances

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Four months before the next parliamentary elections, leading left-wing and liberal analysts set modest goals for their parties. Two think they should try and prevent Fidesz from gaining a two thirds majority, while a third suggests the Left should boycott the elections. READ MORE

Left-wing parties still fighting each other

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A left-wing commentator explains the MSZP’s decision to nominate Párbeszéd‘s Gergely Karácsony as candidate for PM as proof that left-wing parties, including the Socialists, have lost any hope of winning the April election. READ MORE

Gergely Karácsony named by MSZP as candidate for PM

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

A pro-government commentator pokes fun at the blunders following the nomination of an official of another party as the prime ministerial candidate of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP). READ MORE

Socialist Party still ‘drowning’

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

A leading left-wing commentator fulminates at the Socialist Party and the Left as a whole, and accuses them of being unable to produce a credible alternative to the incumbent government. READ MORE

Gyurcsány seen as the likely winner on the Left 

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The two leading left-wing parties have already named their joint candidates in all the 106 constituencies.  Although more than 60 are MSZP nominees, a left-wing and a pro-government pundit both agree that former PM Gyurcsány’s Democratic Coalition is about to become the number one force within the left-wing opposition. READ MORE

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 surging ahead in the polls

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A liberal commentator remarks that the left-wing opposition is struggling to find a voice that could be appealing to their potential audience. A pro-government author predicts that Jobbik’s centrist turn will prove self-defeating at the next election. READ MORE

Vona offers a ’home’ to disillusioned left-wing voters

Friday, October 13th, 2017

A left-wing analyst cautions fellow left-wingers against being lured into accepting Jobbik leader Gábor Vona’s call to rally behind his party as the strongest opposition force. READ MORE

The state of the Left after Botka’s withdrawal

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Liberal and left-wing commentators wonder what strategy the Left should follow at the 2018 election, after the resignation of the Socialist candidate for Prime Minister. They agree that the Left is in a mess, but come up with very different proposals to resolve the crisis. READ MORE