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Liberals regard Hungary as a former democracy


A liberal columnist suggests that Hungary is no longer a democracy. A centrist critic of the government agrees with much of the criticism but deems that judgment exaggerated. A pro-government analyst believes threats to democracy are coming from outside the country.

PM Orbán protests against international criticism


As the Prime Minister sends a letter of protest to 53 European People’s Party (EPP) leaders rejecting what he sees as baseless attacks on his government, while a conservative analyst welcomes government efforts to openly confront international critics.

Weeklies on Hungary’s emergency act


Weeklies and the weekend editions of the dailies are sharply divided over the wider political implications and international repercussions of the government’s emergency laws approved by Parliament on Monday.

Macron courts Hungary and Poland


A pro-government pundit cautions against what he sees as an insincere attempt by President Macron of France to befriend the leaders of Hungary and Poland.

User guides for political rivals


As both Fidesz and the opposition brace themselves for the 2022 elections, two authors ponder what might make each successful.

2019 – with an eye on 2022


Looking back on the political events of 2019, commentators from the opposing sides of the political divide agree that the opposition represents a more serious challenge to the government than it did a year ago.

Momentum backs fellow liberals in neighbouring countries


A pro-government analyst criticises the new liberal party for backing Romanian and Slovak candidates in neighbouring countries, instead of supporting representatives of the substantial Hungarian minorities there.

Right-wing analyst sounds the alarm after local elections


A pro-government political scientist calls on his governing Fidesz party to roll up its sleeves if it wants to win the parliamentary elections in 2022.

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.

European political landscape after the EP election


A pro-government analyst predicts that new rifts will emerge in the EU after centrist mainstream parties lost ground at the European Parliamentary elections. A left-wing commentator hopes that centrist conservatives, socialists and liberals will create a strong core that keeps nationalists parties at bay.