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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

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

Parliament amends anti-corruption law

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A pro-government commentator believes that the new anti-corruption legislation will make it harder for the opposition to accuse the government of corruption. A left-wing commentator suggests that the stricter regulations are unlikely to reduce corruption. READ MORE

Fears of a hot autumn

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

A pro-government columnist interprets the presence of a Serbian civic mass movement organiser as a sign that foreign liberal sources intend to export a kind of revolution to Hungary. 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

A left-liberal diatribe against the opposition

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

A leading left-liberal commentator accuses left-wing parties of sharing responsibility for ‘setting Fidesz rule in concrete’. READ MORE

A pro-government take on the Left’s plight

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

A pro-government commentator suggests that the left-wing opposition has been hijacked by its intellectual hinterland. The Left is dominated by an elite that created an ideological echo chamber that alienates everyday voters, he believes. READ MORE

Tușnad seen as a lesson for the opposition

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

A conservative critic of the government calls on the opposition to build a world view and a project as solid and convincing as the one laid out by PM Orbán in his yearly address in Transylvania – even if he disagrees with the Prime Minister on most points. READ MORE

Weeklies on the prospect of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Commentators from right across the political spectrum express their doubts about the potential of a broad anti-Fidesz coalition, which aims to change the current electoral law. READ MORE

Repercussions of the French election

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

A pro-government analyst wonders if the Left and Liberals in Hungary will label the French election as anti-democratic. A conservative commentator contends that the Hungarian opposition should learn from President Macron if it wants to challenge Fidesz. READ MORE