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Pro-government ‘Peace March’ on national holiday


A prominent pro-government columnist explains that he and his friends have called for a pro-government demonstration in order to save Hungary from the opposition and the threat they believe it represents to national identity.

Peace marchers intend to put hope into pro-government side


One of the organisers of the pro-government march planned for March 15 thinks many supporters of the government have been discouraged and need a show of force to regain their self-confidence.

New ’Peace March’ scheduled for March 15


As leading government supporters announce a mass walk in Budapest for the anniversary of the 1848 revolution, a critic of the government thinks Fidesz cannot simply trash its anti-Soros campaign, although it realises its drawbacks.

The end of the ‘Peace Marches’?


Gábor Bencsik, the younger of the Bencsik brothers, defends András Bencsik’s statement that a pro-government ’Peace March’ could not be organised nowadays, because people are disappointed with the Fidesz government. He calls on the government to listen to friendly criticism.

Another ’Peace March’ ahead?


One of the organisers of a series of pro-government mass demonstrations says that despite the government’s resistance, another so-called ‘Peace March’ will be held in order to react to recent opposition demonstrations against the planned net tax and to show that the majority is on the government’s side.

Peace March Organizer defends Nuclear Pact


A pro-government columnist claims that the pro-opposition media is distorting the message of Peace March organizers, because their planned rally is not about the expansion of the Paks Nuclear plant but about support for the government and a foreign policy that looks for balance between the great regional powers.

March 15 kicks off the electoral campaign


Commentators continue to analyse the Prime Minister’s speech on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution, and the chances of the fragmented opposition in the forthcoming parliamentary election.

The Szeklers’ Great March for Autonomy


Magyar Hírlap believes that sooner or later the Szekler people are bound to achieve territorial autonomy within Romania. Népszabadság condemns sympathisers who chanted revisionist slogans in front of the Romanian embassy in Budapest.

’Hunger Marchers’ reach Budapest


An influential right wing pundit claims the demonstration is a joint MSZP-Jobbik attack on the government, while independent bloggers accuse the official parliamentary guard of complicity in setting up a counter-demonstration banner in front of Parliament. A libertarian commentator finds it rather sad that marching people still expect the government ...

What will change after Saturday’s right-wing march?


Commenting on Saturday’s large pro-government march in Budapest, a left-wing commentator recognises that government supporters are good at organising “revolutions”. Right wing analysts express diverging views on what Hungary’s attitude should be towards international investors and the European Union.