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Borkai announces his resignation


As the Mayor of Győr resigns in the wake of his taped debauchery scandal, a pro-government commentator suggests that he should have been forced to do so before the elections, while a liberal pundit warns the new left-wing capital city leaders that the opposition press will not be lenient with ...

Pro-government commentator calls on Borkai to step down


A political analyst urges Győr mayor Zsolt Borkai to step down from politics, as his continued public presence harms Fidesz, even though he quit the party.

Opposition parties to run united in 2022


Analysts from left and right believe equally that, for the first time in 10 years, the possibility of an opposition victory cannot be discounted.

Fidesz candidate elected Mayor of Győr


Commentators ponder whether the victory of the government side at the Győr mayoral by-election puts an end to a series of opposition successes.

DK Parliamentary spokesman resigns in harassment scandal


A left-liberal pundit praises Zsolt Gréczy for resigning from Parliament, while a pro-government columnist suggests that he must have been forced to do so by his party leader.

Did sex and corruption scandals influence the municipal election?


The weeklies and dailies ponder the role of sex and corruption scandals in last weekend’s surprise local election results, and consider the broader repercussions of what happened on Hungarian politics.

Opposition makes headway in local elections


In their snap assessments on Sunday’s municipal elections, the leading pro-government daily and a liberal commentator both point out that while the opposition has captured Budapest and almost half the major cities in Hungary, Fidesz is still firmly entrenched in the countryside.

Scandal makes local election contest unexpectedly close


Commentators see the case of the Fidesz mayor of the western city of Győr as particularly harmful for the government side, although sex videos and audio tapes discussing corruption have also surfaced involving local opposition politicians.

Migration – a trump card in the electoral campaign


As the Prime Minister includes the migration issue in his pre-electoral address, a pro-government pundit castigates the planned European refugee redistribution scheme, while a critic of the government accuses Fidesz of low-level anti-migration campaigning.

Sex-videos in the Mayoral campaigns


Commentators are appalled as, for the first time in the 30-year history of democratic Hungary, videos of married candidates with ‘loose’ women have surfaced in an electoral campaign.