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House Speaker asks for a ’real’ opposition

December 30th, 2015

A left-wing commentator questions the sincerity of László Kövér’s complaint about the lack of a real left-wing opposition.

In Népszava, György Sebes regrets that he feels compelled to agree with the House Speaker in finding no trace of healthy political competition in Hungary. But at the same time he accuses him “and his associates,” of disregarding any opinion which differs from their own, and having thereby produced this state of affairs. Nor does Sebes believe that Mr Kövér is sincere in regretting the absence of a strong opposition. “Of course it would be good to have one”, he writes, but speculates that Fidesz would then do its best to stifle it. The commentator himself wishes there was a proper left-wing opposition which would debunk Mr Kövér’s diagnosis that the ‘generations relay’ has been accompanied by a drop in intellectual standards in the MSZP leadership.




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