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A left-wing outsider cautions against alliance with Jobbik

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A well-known Marxist philosopher argues passionately against the idea of a Left-Jobbik alliance, as the supposedly only way to vote the incumbent government out of office. He places his arguments in a broad-brush tableau depicting the rise of the right and the demise of the Left and of Liberalism. READ MORE

Left-wing arguments against alliance with Jobbik

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

A leftist columnist finds it immoral and futile for the left-liberal side to seek an electoral alliance with Jobbik, in spite of Gábor Vona’s shift towards the political centre. READ MORE

Can the Left strike an electoral deal with Jobbik?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

A pro-government author describes Jobbik leader Gábor Vona as a hypocritical salesman who is trying to sell his party to the Left in a desperate attempt to boost his performance at next year’s election.  READ MORE

Fidesz surging ahead in the polls

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A liberal commentator remarks that the left-wing opposition is struggling to find a voice that could be appealing to their potential audience. A pro-government author predicts that Jobbik’s centrist turn will prove self-defeating at the next election. READ MORE

Vona offers a ’home’ to disillusioned left-wing voters

Friday, October 13th, 2017

A left-wing analyst cautions fellow left-wingers against being lured into accepting Jobbik leader Gábor Vona’s call to rally behind his party as the strongest opposition force. READ MORE

Jobbik leader ready to apologize to Jews and Roma

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Both a pro-government commentator and a liberal analyst doubt if Jobbik leader Gábor Vona can convincingly distance himself and his party from Jobbik’s earlier extremist statements concerning Jews and Roma. READ MORE

Vona’s Hanukkah greeting rejected by traditionalist Jewish leader

Monday, January 9th, 2017

A liberal weekly criticises Shlomo Köves for spurning a Hanukkah greeting message from the radical right-wing leader. Other commentators put the matter in the more general context of Jobbik’s changing political profile and of preparations for the 2018 parliamentary elections. READ MORE

Debate on a potential MSZP-Jobbik alliance

Monday, November 28th, 2016

A left-liberal author argues for a broad alliance from Socialists to the radical right-wing Jobbik party in order to defeat the incumbent government. A left-wing pundit rejects the idea, while a right-wing analyst thinks it is unrealistic and unfeasible. READ MORE

Jobbik’s moderate shift dismissed as a ruse

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

A pro-government analyst accuses Jobbik leader Gábor Vona of feigning moderation, while in reality pushing a radical agenda, including the withdrawal of Hungary from the European Union. READ MORE

Vona tries to shed his party’s radicalism

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

While Jobbik’s founding leader explained to a group of friendly intellectuals how he intends to turn his party into a mainstream moderate force, a centrist analyst concedes that there may be room for a middle of the road conservative political group, but doubts that Jobbik is fit to fill that void.  READ MORE