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Opposition frontrunners clash in third televised debate

Friday, October 15th, 2021

A liberal commentator thinks that despite the tense and personal exchange between Dobrev and Márki-Zay, there is no vast ideological cleavage between the opposition candidates. A conservative columnist suggests that the debate may help the opposition boost its visibility and broaden its base. READ MORE

Fierce exchange between Dobrev and Márki-Zay

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

As the second round of the opposition primary opens, Péter Márki-Zay and Klára Dobrev trade accusations of threatening opposition unity and jeopardizing the chance to defeat Fidesz. READ MORE

Karácsony withdraws from the primary race

Saturday, October 9th, 2021

A pro-government daily reads Gergely  Karácsony’s decision to withdraw from the opposition primary as proof that he is a failed politician. A left-wing analyst lambasts him for releasing a string of contradictory statements. READ MORE

Dobrev wins first round of opposition primary

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

A left-liberal author ponders Klára Dobrev’s chances of winning the second round of the opposition primaries, and then of a Dobrev-led opposition defeating Fidesz in April 2022. A pro-government columnist believes that the primary has helped to entrench Ferenc Gyurcsány’s alleged control of the Left. READ MORE

More on the German elections

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

The leading dailies all agree that post-electoral German coalition talks may turn out to be more interesting than the campaign itself. READ MORE

Opposition holds first primary debate

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Commentators right across the political spectrum agree that the opposition candidates avoided fierce disputes and divisive topics in order to show unity. READ MORE

Eucharistic Congress opens in Budapest

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Both a pro-government and an opposition-leaning commentator recognize the importance of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress underway in Budapest, and underline that love is Christ’s number one message. The former refrains from referring to political matters, while the latter allows himself a slight hint at modern politics. READ MORE

Repercussions of Afghanistan

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Left-wing and liberal commentators believe that the Afghanistan crisis is the collective responsibility of the West. A conservative columnist think that since Western norms cannot be exported, the creation of multicultural societies in the West is also doomed to fail. READ MORE

Conflicting views on Afghan refugees

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

A left-wing columnist believes that it would be the moral duty of Europe to offer shelter for Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, thinks that a mass influx of Afghan migrants could result in a crisis reminiscent of the Islamist takeover of Afghanistan itself. READ MORE

Lionel Messi and the Olympics as campaign themes in Hungary

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Events which appear to have no connection whatsoever to Hungary, or on which a national consensus seems to exist, are used by politically committed commentators to discredit their opponents. READ MORE