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Socialist turn down Gyurcsány and Liberals

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Commenting on the breakdown of the negotiations among left-wing parties, commentators suggest that the absence of a broad left-wing coalition plays into the hands of Fidesz. READ MORE

Utility tariff cuts as campaign tools

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Commenting on the government’s plan to transform the energy and utility providers into non-profit services, a left-wing and a centrist columnist accuse the government of welfare populism. A right-wing pundit, on the other hand, believes that the Socialists want to increase their popularity by creating a fully welfare dependent constituency. READ MORE

Left-wing alliance talks run into the sand

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Commentators and analysts ponder whether a left-wing election alliance is still possible after negotiations between the MSZP and Together 2014 stalled and a bitter dispute erupted between the party leaders. READ MORE

Opposition parties lack stamina

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The main left-wing daily finds it disappointing that the opposition parties missed the opportunity of St. Stephen’s Day to spread their message at mass public events. READ MORE

Left fears election fraud

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Left-wing commentators fear that the rules of non-resident external voting will encourage fraud. They explore several scenarios of vote rigging and accuse the government of consciously leaving such loopholes in the legislation. READ MORE

PM Orbán in Transylvania

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Both left and right-wing commentators missed Romanian politicians at this year’s Fidesz summer university at Tusnádfürdő. A left-wing columnist, however, accuses PM Orbán of trans-border vote hunting while his pro-government counterparts believe that the electoral impact of the Hungarian diaspora will be miniscule. READ MORE

Reding accused of plotting against Hungary

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A left-wing commentator dismisses a report in the leading pro-government daily about an alleged EU-scheme to question the legitimacy of the 2014 election, as a classical conspiracy theory. A conservative pundit, on the other hand, suggests that whatever was actually discussed, meetings of top European politicians and the business elite behind closed doors weaken the democratic image of Europe. READ MORE

EDP exit seen as a step towards Orbán’s reelection

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Commentators and political analysts ponder the prospects of the Hungarian economy and the chances of government projects as the country is likely to soon exit the EU excessive deficit procedure. READ MORE

Fidesz still ahead in polls

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Commenting on the latest opinion polls, a centrist and a pro-government commentator wonder why the left-wing parties have not managed to increase their support, although a majority of voters are dissatisfied with the current government. READ MORE

Left-wing parties still competing

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Commentators evaluating the results of the weekend snap elections in four municipalities suggest that the opposition parties are unlikely to become a real match for the governing Fidesz-KDNP alliance any time soon. READ MORE