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Further analyses of the opposition breakthrough

November 4th, 2019

After losing ten consecutive local and national elections by a landslide majority, the opposition won mayoral posts in 11 out of 23 major cities throughout Hungary on 13 October. The surprise development still gives commentators ample food for thought.

PM Orbán defends Russia ties at press conference with Putin

November 1st, 2019

In the wake of President Putin’s visit to Budapest, commentators express diametrically opposed views on the meaning of Hungary’s co-operation with Russia.

Preliminary assessments of Putin’s visit to Budapest

October 31st, 2019

While most outlets warn the people of Budapest about the roads to be temporarily closed for security reasons along the route of the visiting Russian president, a liberal analyst believes the Hungarian-Russian summit is just meant to demonstrate Russia’s good relations with an EU member country.

A call for moral purity in the MSZP

October 30th, 2019

A left-wing columnist cites two cases which could do serious damage to the Socialist party if it fails to urgently distance itself from immoral behaviour in its ranks.

Right-wing analyst sounds the alarm after local elections

October 29th, 2019

A pro-government political scientist calls on his governing Fidesz party to roll up its sleeves if it wants to win the parliamentary elections in 2022.

Repercussions of the local elections

October 28th, 2019

The October 13 municipal elections still dominate the news. Weeklies dissect the ramifications of the election results and their consequences along party lines.

Hungary’s competitiveness improves

October 26th, 2019

Commenting on various international indicators on Hungary’s economy, a pro-government commentator suggests that the government’s policies are working and the Hungarian economy is in good shape.

Hungary remembers the 1956 revolution

October 25th, 2019

A left-wing commentator accuses Prime Minister Orbán of turning his back on the ideals of the 1956 revolution. A pro-government columnist finds such accusations absurd.

Pro-government commentator calls on Borkai to step down

October 23rd, 2019

A political analyst urges Győr mayor Zsolt Borkai to step down from politics, as his continued public presence harms Fidesz, even though he quit the party.

Gyurcsány’s mojo among young voters

October 22nd, 2019

Two liberal commentators investigate why former Prime Minister Gyurcsány has a strong appeal among some young voters.