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Weighing the chances of the opposition alliance in 2022

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Commentators from across the political spectrum consider that while Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony could be the strongest candidate for the opposition in the 2022 parliamentary election, he might be defeated by the Democratic Coalition’s Klára Dovrev in the primary election this autumn. READ MORE

Opposition debate rules for the primary

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

As Jobbik’s Péter Jakab appears to edge forward as the most popular opposition candidate for Prime Minister, opposition parties are discussing whether online voting should be allowed at the primaries. READ MORE

Liberal analyst on the chances of the opposition in 2022

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

A political scientist from the Central European University (CEU) studies the latest opinion polls and cautions the opposition against believing that they have already closed the popularity gap and caught up with Fidesz. READ MORE

Opposition parties join forces

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

As the main opposition parties announce their agreement to run jointly in the 2022 Parliamentary election, a pro-government and a left-wing pundit assess their chances. READ MORE

LMP joins opposition alliance

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

A pro-government commentator interprets the decision of the Politics Can Be Different Party to join the opposition cooperation in the 2022 election to mean that former PM Gyurcsány ‘now has full control’ of the opposition parties. READ MORE

More repercussions of the Borsod by-election

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Pundits across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the joint opposition candidate’s defeat in the Borsod 6 district by-election. READ MORE

Fidesz candidate wins by-election

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

As the governing party candidate wins the by-election in the Borsod 6 constituency in northeast Hungary, a pro-government commentator predicts a tough battle between Fidesz and the opposition in the 2022 Parliamentary election. A left-wing pundit believes that the opposition needs credible messages to defeat Fidesz. READ MORE

Fidesz candidates win two local elections

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

A pro-government columnist takes the results of Sunday’s local elections as proof that the opposition parties stand no chance to defeat Fidesz in 2022. His left-wing counterpart calls for more unity on the Left. READ MORE

Chances of the opposition in 2022

Friday, September 4th, 2020

A centrist analyst believes that it is impossible to predict who will win the 2022 election. The opposition has more chance of challenging Fidesz than in the past three elections, he suggests, but this does not imply that the joint opposition can triumph. READ MORE

Sceptical opinions on the chances of the Left

Monday, June 29th, 2020

A left-wing commentator calls on the opposition to boycott the 2022 Parliamentary election. An alt-left blogger thinks that in the absence of a clear vision and strong local presence, the opposition cannot defeat Fidesz. A pro-government columnist contends that the opposition’s ‘Frankenstein coalition’ would be corrupt. READ MORE