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Illegal migration still seen as a major threat


A pro-government pundit finds it reassuring that Hungary is protected from what he calls ‘increasingly violent migrants’ by a strong border fence and armed guards. The Hungarian fence also defends Europe, he suggests. READ MORE

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Debate on election debate


A left-wing commentator claims that Prime Minister Orbán is afraid to participate in a public debate with opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay because he has no meaningful policy vision. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, contends that PM Orbán should not engage with ‘liars’ in public. READ MORE

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An alt-left take on food price caps


An alt-left commentator calls on the Left to offer even broader and more systematic price controls to defend Hungarians suffering from pro-market economic policies which favour multinational companies. READ MORE

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Absentee voters seen as an asset for the opposition


According to the calculations of a liberal commentator, absentee votes may help the opposition win in 4 or 5 swing districts – which could tip the balance in the April election.
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Weeklies weigh up Márki-Zay


Pro-government pundits claim the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is absolutely unfit for the job. Left-wing commentators also remark on his clumsiness, but disagree whether this is a weakness or a strength. READ MORE

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Experts comment on food price caps


A leading liberal outlet believes the government may have made mistakes by capping the prices of basic food products, but by and large, the decision seems rational from an electoral point of view. READ MORE

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Government caps price of basic foodstuffs


Opposition-leaning outlets lambast the decision announced by the Prime Minister to freeze the price of white sugar, white flour, milk, chicken breasts, pork shanks and sunflower oil at October levels. The move follows a similar government freeze imposed on fuel prices in November, after inflation hit a 14 year high of 7.4 per cent. READ MORE

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President sets election for 3 April


The main pro-government daily calls on its readers to mobilise for the parliamentary election scheduled for the first Sunday of April – the earliest possible date within the timeframe defined by the electoral law. READ MORE

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Hungary supports Kazakh government


An alt-left pundit vituperates against the government for supporting the Kazakh authorities, while a pro-government columnist condemns what he calls one-sided assessments of the Kazakh crisis. READ MORE

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Márki-Zay’s Sunday live stream criticised


A left-wing analyst fears that the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is further harming his chances by frequently speaking in public. READ MORE

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