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26 constituencies identified as crucial for next year’s elections

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Analysts believe most constituencies lean strongly towards either the opposition or the government and are extremely unlikely to switch sides. The outcome of the 2022 elections will therefore be decided in the remaining one fourth. READ MORE

Ethnic minority petition backed by over a million

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

A pro-government commentator condemns the Democratic Coalition as the only party in Parliament not supporting a petition demanding direct European cohesion funds for ethnic minority regions. READ MORE

Allegations of electoral fraud

Friday, April 13th, 2018

As Facebook swarms with complaints by opposition sympathisers about widespread electoral fraud, even some critics of the government warn that there is no indication of organised attempts to alter the results of Sunday’s election. READ MORE

Dispute over ‘pseudo-NGOs’ heats up

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Left-wing and liberal sources liken the government’s plans to require asset declarations from NGO executives to totalitarian and dictatorial policies. Centrist commentators welcome more transparency but criticize the harsh language. A conservative columnist thinks that the proposal is a mere political red herring. READ MORE

US entry ban still in focus

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Commentators believe the government is taking the scandalous developments seriously but are not yet sure about the consequences. In his last published comment before his death, a right-wing columnist scorns the left for seeking foreign help in the light of its successive electoral defeats. READ MORE

Police conduct at Budapest Pride criticized

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Conservative and liberal bloggers alike criticize the way the police secured the fringes of Saturday’s Budapest Pride march and their leniency towards radical counter-demonstrators. READ MORE

Far right advance due to flawed economic model

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

An economist warns that Jobbik is the only political party that has managed to raise the real problems most poor people face in their day to day lives, although it has not offered any viable solutions. The government is trying to get rid of a flawed model of economic development, he believes, but the Left mistakenly interprets that effort as a drive to restore Communism. READ MORE