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A critique of opposition backstage bargaining and infighting

July 1st, 2021

A left-wing columnist warns opposition parties that their tactical alliances and skirmishes do not convey the impression of a resolute coalition ready to take the reins of government into its hands.

In Népszava, Róbert Friss calls on the disparate parties of the opposition to give the public a clear idea of what they intend to do in government, rather than wasting time seeking tactical advantages against each other. In a clear reference to a series of expulsions from the Socialist Party (see BudaPost, June 30), he criticises the ‘strange movements’ within the MSZP, as well as the bilateral rapprochement between the Democratic Coalition and Jobbik (see BudaPost, June 15). Inter-party pacts before the opposition primaries, he complains, will make that fine political invention meaningless and risks alienating the public.

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