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Fidesz dominates the media landscape

Monday, August 6th, 2018

After the ‘recapture’ of HírTV’ by the government side, left-wing commentators paint a bleak picture of the Hungarian media landscape, while a pro-government author lays the blame at the door of the tycoon who lured conservative journalists into his anti-Orbán offensive and then left them in the lurch. READ MORE

Another landslide victory for Fidesz

Monday, April 9th, 2018

As preliminary election results project a two-thirds Fidesz victory, political scientist Gábor Török writes that Fidesz has a stronger base than ever, while the crisis of the opposition will deepen further. READ MORE

March 15 kicks off the electoral campaign

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Commentators continue to analyse the Prime Minister’s speech on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution, and the chances of the fragmented opposition in the forthcoming parliamentary election. 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

Opposition candidate elected Mayor of Hódmezővásárhely

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Critics of the government welcome the victory of an independent challenger to the incumbent local Fidesz administration as a sign that the government forces may be defeated at the national election on April 8. Pro-government analysts take the surprising defeat of their man as a serious warning. READ MORE

Speculation on the opposition’s chances

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The political analyst Gábor Török finds it unlikely that in the few remaining few weeks until the April election any of the opposition parties could become popular enough to challenge Fidesz. He does not rule out, however, the strategic coordination of opposition votes in single-seat districts. READ MORE

MSZP leaders still stand behind Botka

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Commentators try to make sense of the disarray in the Socialist party leadership, and reach mutually exclusive conclusions from the events of the past few days. READ MORE

Fidesz launches campaign against Jobbik

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

A conservative and a moderate centrist commentator wonder if Fidesz’s campaign against Jobbik which targets elderly people will prove successful.  READ MORE

Opposition stagnating in polls

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

In a comment on recent opinion polls, a centrist political scientist thinks that opposition parties still have some chance to prevent the victory of Fidesz in the 2018 election. A conservative columnist is more sceptical – he thinks that the opposition lacks a credible vision. READ MORE

Lajos Simicska’s war on Fidesz

Friday, April 7th, 2017

A pro-government commentator and a political analyst ponder the implications of the coordinated attack by media mogul Lajos Simicska and Jobbik on PM Orbán. READ MORE