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Can Momentum keep up the momentum?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Most commentators believe that the governing forces will withdraw Budapest’s Olympic bid, after a new political movement collected almost twice as many signatures as necessary to back a referendum on the subject. They also ponder whether Momentum, after this spectacular success, will become a significant opposition force. READ MORE

Liberal analyst on big party system disruption

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

A liberal pundit thinks that the ‘Left vs Right’ split that has been dominant in Western democracies is will soon be replaced by a ‘globalist vs nationalist’ cleavage. READ MORE

Controversies over party funding, and over Horthy and Kádár, the two main figures of 20th century Hungarian history

Monday, May 21st, 2012

A centrist analyst fiercely opposes the Prime Minister’s idea of suspending public funding for political parties. A left wing commentator believes Fidesz has even broader control over public assets than the ruling party had under Communism. A sociologist shows that Hungary’s Communist ruler is more popular today than he even was during his last years in office. And a grass-roots Horthy-revival sparks furious emotions. READ MORE