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Weeklies on Fidesz’s future outside the People’s Party

Although Fidesz has only left the People’s Party group within the European Parliament, weeklies take it for granted that it will also leave the European Christian democratic alliance itself. They wonder what comes next.

Liberal “Roma prejudice” criticised

A conservative author likens a liberal webmagazine to the far right Kuruc.info, as representatives of two opposing but equally prejudiced and one-sided world-views about conflicts between the Roma and the police.

Vona’s moderate turn questioned

A pro-government commentator says he cannot find Jobbik leader Gábor Vona’s turn towards moderation credible until the leader of Jobbik discloses his opinion about an infamous racist hate website.

Racist website ordered to delete article denying the Holocaust

As a Court rules against the anti-Semitic and anti-Roma website kuruc.info, a liberal blogger calls the legal ban of Holocaust denial counterproductive. A left-wing lawyer criticizes the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ) for offering legal help to the radical website.

Jobbik MP’s anti-Roma slant

The leading left-wing daily slams the main left-wing parties for what it calls opportunistic complacency, as they criticize a far-right politician for his anti-Roma slant.

Jobbik triumphalism ridiculed

A passionate pro-government columnist who is often accused of playing extreme right-wing tunes mock Jobbik leader Gábor Vona’s claim that his radical right wing party has become Fidesz’s only challenger as a result of the European elections.

Will Jobbik split?

Commentators on both the left and right agree that recent scandals affecting Jobbik indicate grave conflicts and deep rifts within the far-right party. Analysts contend that this could foreshadow either its split or decline .

Prime Minister asks US Congress to shut down anti-Semitic portal

Commenting on an exchange of letters between US congressmen and Viktor Orbán on anti-Semitism in Hungary, a pro-government columnist says Fidesz is a victim of anti-Semitic attacks, and is fighting anti-Semitism. The commentator in the largest left wing daily , however, says that  if the government really wanted to block ...

The Jewish background of a far-right leader

Left-wing commentators poke fun at Jobbik MEP Csanád Szegedi who has turned out to have Jewish ancestry. Far right bloggers urge him to withdraw from politics. Jobbik chairman Gábor Vona says the case proves that his party is not racist.