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Opposition primary suspended after IT crash

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Opposition-leaning authors suspect the government side behind the crash of the vote counting server on Saturday, the first day of the primary held to elect PM Orbán’s challenger. The main pro-government daily ridicules that claim. IT experts suggest that the cyber defence of the server must have been badly configured. READ MORE

Voting in opposition primaries underway

Monday, September 20th, 2021

As voting begins in the opposition primaries to choose PM Orbán’s challenger, weeklies and the weekend editions of dailies wonder whether the opposition would and could overhaul the constitution even in the absence of the required two-thirds majority. READ MORE

Leftist icon cautions against hatred in electoral campaign

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

An iconic leftist philosopher warns opposition politicians that hateful campaign messages do not make those who use them any better than their opponents – and only produce havoc and injustice. READ MORE

Inflation approaches 5%

Friday, September 10th, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of incompetence in both forecasting and managing inflation. A government-friendly analyst, on the other hand, remarks that old age pensioners will be more than compensated for the rise in prices. 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

Budapest at loggerheads with the government over the Athletics World Championship and the Fudan campus

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

A pro-government commentator accuses the opposition of using both the planned athletics event and the Fudan campus as political tools. A left-wing pundit thinks that the government will go ahead with the Chinese university project anyway – despite the conditional veto cast by the Budapest Assembly. READ MORE

School year kicks off with partisan debates

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the threat of coronavirus by not introducing any restrictions in classrooms. A pro-government pundit blames traffic jams on Budapest Mayor Karácsony. READ MORE

EP demands rule of law action against Hungary

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

A left-wing commentator thinks that the European Commission’s reluctance to withhold funds from the Hungarian government despite the demands of the European Parliament will have huge repercussions on the future of the EU. 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

Opposition primaries reach their second phase

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

As potential candidates for the September opposition primaries gather signatures for the ballots, a left-wing commentator sees the primary process as a promising experiment. READ MORE