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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

Left-wing cooperation efforts stalled

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

A liberal commentator contends that the left-wing negotiations concerning preliminaries and joint opposition candidates at the 2018 Parliamentary election have run into the sand. READ MORE

More on Constitutional Court election

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

While left-wing parties accuse the LMP of collaborating” with the ruling parties, the first left-wing media reaction is only mildly negative. A liberal and a conservative analyst, although both critical of the government, see the election of the missing Constitutional Court judges in a positive light. READ MORE

Opposition divided on 1956 anniversary

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Print weeklies agree that the left-wing opposition was unconvincing in its celebration of the anniversary of the 1956 revolution.  Opinions diverge on whether the opposition can recover – any time soon – from its current state of paralysis. READ MORE

Opposition divided on quota referendum

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Following a statementby the Chairman of the Socialist Party who said he was ready to back the government in rejecting compulsory migrant quotas, commentators wonder what the position of the left-wing opposition is – just one month before the quota referendum. READ MORE

The left urged to build an alternative

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
A left-wing analyst calls on  supporters of the opposition to work out a coherent alternative to the incumbent government, starting with properly defining their own identity.


Prime minister dusts off anti-terror bill

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Left-liberal commentators accuse the government of exploiting the Brussels terror attacks for power and propaganda benefits. READ MORE

March 15 Speeches

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Left-wing commentators lambast the Prime Minister for his anti-Brussels speech on the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution, while their pro-government counterparts dismiss as absurd the demands put forward by the main speaker of a protest rally on the same day. READ MORE

In search of a viable opposition alternative

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Moderate analysts wonder why Fidesz seems to be on track for a third consecutive electoral victory (albeit still 2 years away). They believe there is no real competitor in sight. READ MORE

Lessons of the Salgótarján mayoral by-election

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Following the victory of the MSZP candidate in the mayoral elections in the municipality of Salgótarján, analysts across the political board point out that if left-wing and radical right voters back the same candidate, they can defeat the governing party. READ MORE