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LMP helps elect Constitutional Court judges

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

As other opposition parties accuse the green party of treason, former LMP leader András Schiffer takes up the defence of the Party’s MPs. He contends that the new appointees will bolster the system of checks and balances in Hungary.

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LMP leader Schiffer plans to resign

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

A conservative columnist suspects that the LMP has little chance of reaching the 5 per cent threshold at the 2018 Parliamentary election without its iconic leader. READ MORE

LMP leader Schiffer withdraws from party politics

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

A conservative columnist suspects that the LMP has little chance of reaching the 5 per cent threshold at the 2018 Parliamentary election without its iconic leader. READ MORE

Will LMP disappear after the split?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Left-wing commentators believe those who have left LMP to join a left-wing alliance will have a future, while the remaining majority is doomed, at least morally. A right-wing columnist hopes LMP can survive and offer an option to centrist voters. READ MORE

LMP splits over co-operation with Bajnai and Co.

Monday, January 28th, 2013

A leading LMP member suggests in a right wing paper that other political forces are at work behind the internal tensions in his party, while a centre-left commentator writes that the LMP’s plans to steer towards the political centre are understandable but unrealistic. READ MORE

LMP leader accused of ’double talk’ on Roma

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

An independent blogger defends LMP leader András Schiffer from liberal critics who accuse him of double talk in connection with anti-Roma racism. READ MORE

Further reactions to LMP’s decision

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

A pro-government daily writes that it was a question of principle for the LMP to reject Gordon Bajnai’s invitation to join his Together-2014 electoral alliance, even though it might lead to the demise of the party. A centrist-liberal analyst says LMP made the right decision, as they may attract centre-right voters for whom Together-2014 is tainted, or form the seed of a new centre if a future Together-2014 based government were to fail. READ MORE

Weaknesses of the opposition, i.a. on Azerbaijan

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Commentators argue that the left-of-centre opposition in Hungary is fragmented, and despite some hopes to the contrary, LMP and MSZP remain unlikely allies. Civic organizations offer no alternatives. They have also failed to perform well in condemning the diplomatic blunder caused by the transfer of a convicted Azeri murderer to his home country. (See BudaPost, September 1 through 5) READ MORE

Was LMP wrong not to join the opposition round table?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

A left wing columnist believes LMP has made a moral rather than a political choice. A prestigious political analyst thinks the “outsider attitude” adopted by LMP is the only politically promising approach. READ MORE

Is it PC to shake hands with Jobbik?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Népszabadság caught LMP leader András Schiffer chatting with Jobbik chairman Gábor Vona in the MPs’ office building and finds the scene unacceptable. Mandiner’s blogger, on the other hand, expects civilised behaviour from MPs towards one another, regardless of their political affiliations. READ MORE