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
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
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
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
Commenting on the re-election of Gábor Vona as party leader, a Hungarian-American investor in the leading pro-government daily dismisses Jobbik’s shift to the centre as ‘a mere stunt’ intended to deceive moderate voters.
Left-wing and centrist commentators think that Gábor Vona wants to increase his own power in order to shift the radical party to the centre and challenge Fidesz from there. READ MORE
The co-founder of Jobbik, now a Fidesz supporter, is sceptical about party leader Gábor Vona’s attempt to rebrand his party as a moderate political force. READ MORE
As Jobbik leader Gábor Vona