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Medgyessy cautions against illegal constitutional reform

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

The former left-wing Prime Minister disagrees with the intention of Péter Márki-Zay, the opposition front runner, to scrap the constitution and dismiss the heads of constitutional bodies without the required two-thirds majority in parliament. READ MORE

More on Tucker Carlson’s interview with PM Orbán

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Analysing the interview the Prime Minister gave US Fox News host Tucker Carlson in Budapest last week, opposition-leaning authors discover divergences between the positions of the two men –despite their shared opinions on major themes in the ongoing culture war. READ MORE

Orbán, Salvini and Morawiecki plan a new right-wing alliance

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Commentators ponder the chances of the three leaders to unite most European parties to the right of the European People’s Party after their meeting in Budapest on 1st April where they agreed to meet regularly and discuss topical issues. READ MORE

Covid-19. A left-wing economist finds the idea viable

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

András Fekete-Győr argued that the 700 billion Forints it would thus cost to vaccinate 7 million people would be worth the resulting herd immunity. At present, less than 40 per cent of Hungarians appear willing to get vaccinated, while half of the remaining two-thirds are resolutely opposed to vaccination. READ MORE

PM predicts conflicts in the EU

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

A liberal foreign policy expert agrees with the Prime Minister in expecting the government to come under intense international pressure this year. READ MORE

A wake-up call for the opposition

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

A centrist political scientist thinks the government has been successful in handling the coronavirus emergency, while the opposition has remained almost invisible throughout the past three months. READ MORE

DK politician accused of racism

Friday, January 31st, 2020
As Christian democrats and the Fidesz youth organisation decided to hold a demonstration against what they perceive as racist remarks by a DK politician, opinions sharply diverge about the incident.

Scandal makes local election contest unexpectedly close

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Commentators see the case of the Fidesz mayor of the western city of Győr as particularly harmful for the government side, although sex videos and audio tapes discussing corruption have also surfaced involving local opposition politicians. READ MORE

MSZP attempts to absorb the electoral shock

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Witnessing the Socialist party’s loss of one third of its previous voting base at the European Parliamentary elections, a right-wing pundit ironizes over the only MEP the MSZP has managed to send to Brussels. A defeated left-wing politician sends a bitter message to his fellow party members. READ MORE

Further comments on the departure of the Central European University

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Left-wing commentators see a litmus test in the government’s handing of the CEU affair; one explains why the Prime Minister feels he cannot compromise on that matter, while pro-government outlets ridicule the protests over the planned transfer of most CEU courses to Vienna. READ MORE