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A campaign-tainted Easter week-end

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

In their last pre-electoral weekend issues, the weeklies only see a slim chance for the divided opposition to defeat the incumbent government, but agree that the election will be decided in the individual constituencies where the fate of more than half the parliamentary seats is sealed. READ MORE

Election campaign in full swing

Monday, March 26th, 2018

With just two weeks to go till the Parliamentary election, weeklies and the dailies’ weekend editions discuss corruption scandals and ponder what comes after 8 April. READ MORE

Four weeks until the election

Monday, March 12th, 2018

A month before the April election, analysts from right across the political spectrum find it impossible to predict the outcome of the vote. The opposition may stop Fidesz from securing a majority, but it is also possible the Fidesz will win two-thirds of the seats in Parliament once again. READ MORE

Weeklies see election outcome as uncertain

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Analysts tend to believe that thanks to the impact of the Hódmezővásárhely mayoral election, opposition parties will probably find a way to field a single candidate in most individual constituencies. This would enable them to mount a serious challenge to Fidesz. READ MORE

New ’Peace March’ scheduled for March 15

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

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. READ MORE

Corruption and marital violence as campaign issues

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Commentators try to make sense of a welter of accusations which appear to be central to the political campaigns ahead of the 8 April general election. Most tend to believe that the charges, albeit often politically motivated, are basically not untrue. READ MORE

The MSZP on the brink of disaster

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

As the Socialist Party is measured at barely over the parliamentary threshold for two party alliances, a pro-government analyst does not exclude the possibility that the MSZP will disappear from the political stage after the elections.  A conservative critic of the government adds that MSZP voters are the most inclined to vote for a party other than their own. READ MORE

Democratic Coalition’s politician on ‘caftan Jews’

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Right-wing pundits lambast a Democratic Coalition luminary for his controversial comments on atheism and Orthodox Jews. READ MORE

Stop Soros to be tabled in Parliament

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

As the government plans to table the so-called ‘Stop Soros’ package of anti-asylum-seeker bills, a conservative critic of the government thinks that the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Fidesz may alienate even some of those voters who otherwise agree with the governing party’s migration policies. READ MORE

Debate on boycotting the election

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Left-wing commentators agree that the opposition has little chance to defeat Fidesz in the next election, and wonder whether the Left should boycott the ballot. READ MORE