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Fidesz lead grows further

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

A left-wing and a conservative commentator offer diametrically opposed explanations for the record high popularity enjoyed by Fidesz in opinion surveys. READ MORE

Fidesz in for another two thirds parliamentary majority

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Modelling the outcome of a potential parliamentary election based on combined data from six polling companies a pro-government news site writes that the government side would win more mandates today than  in the 2014 general election. 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

Fidesz election lead unchanged

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

As the new political season gets underway, Fidesz maintains its lead in the polls according to two separate surveys. Despite efforts by the opposition, neither the Left, nor Jobbik have become any stronger. Conservative columnists attribute the poll results to fast economic growth and the weakness of the opposition parties. READ MORE

Fidesz leads the polls

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

A left-wing analyst urges the opposition to come up with a convincing alternative to the government before it is too late to run for the next parliamentary elections with any hope of success. READ MORE

Young Hungarians dissatisfied with mainstream parties

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

A conservative columnist, commenting on a recent survey, warns that university students are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the mainstream Left and Right, and are turning to more radical parties. READ MORE

Jobbik increases its support

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Commentators both on Left and Right believe that the campaign by media mogul Lajos Simicska against Fidesz has helped Jobbik to increase its popularity. READ MORE

Should Fidesz fear Jobbik?

Monday, February 16th, 2015

As Fidesz’ support declines and Jobbik’s base strengthens, pundits from across the political spectrum wonder if and how Fidesz should react to the emerging radical right-wing challenge. READ MORE

Guessing the mindset of anti-government protesters

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

A conservative pundit thinks that the recent anti-government demonstrations are nothing more than provocations by a motley crew of tiny but loud far-left groups. The leading left-wing daily cites a recent survey which suggests that the majority of the protesters are left-wing voters. READ MORE

Government’s six month balance sheet

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Left-wing analysts comment on the latest opinion polls, and speculate that the governing party’s decline cannot be stopped. Liberal and moderate centrist commentators believe that any suggestion that the government’s fall is inevitable is mere wishful thinking. Conservative columnists call for more caution and sensitivity in the practice of government. READ MORE