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Weeklies on the stakes in the April election

Monday, January 10th, 2022

The two leading liberal weeklies urge the opposition to stand firm behind Péter Márki-Zay, despite his gaffes. A pro-government commentator fears that the national interest would be compromised if Fidesz loses. Another right-wing pundit speculates that foreign powers will intervene to help the opposition in the campaign. READ MORE

Márki-Zay to be left without own parliamentary group

Friday, January 7th, 2022

A pro-government commentator writes that the opposition parties wanted to teach Péter Márki-Zay a lesson by not allowing him to put his own candidates on the opposition ballot. A liberal pundit thinks that Márki-Zay’s party could have wooed moderate supporters, thus its exclusion could cost them votes. READ MORE

Márki-Zay’s controversial words on Covid victims

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

A pro-government commentator lambasts opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay for saying that elderly Fidesz voters have been decimated by the pandemic. A left-wing columnist accuses the pro-government media of deliberately defaming Márki-Zay. READ MORE

Ruthless electoral campaign predicted

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
A liberal pundit looks into the key determinants of the April election. He suspects that the election will hinge on either the government’s or the opposition’s ability to vilify each other.

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Opposition doldrums

Monday, December 27th, 2021

A liberal commentator thinks that growing distrust between the opposition parties is weakening their chances the April Parliamentary election. READ MORE

Fears of electoral irregularities on both sides of the political spectrum

Monday, November 29th, 2021

A liberal commentator fears that the new permanent residence regulations open up the possibility of electoral fraud. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, thinks that the US will interfere with the Hungarian election next year and help ‘pro-migration and pro-LBGT’ politicians to defeat Fidesz. READ MORE

Registration rules revised for permanent residence

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

As Parliament approves the new permanent residence rules, a left-wing commentator accuses the government of trying to increase its base by offering even more voting rights to trans-border Hungarians. The leading pro-government daily accuses the opposition of using trans-border Hungarians as bogeymen again. READ MORE

Fears expressed of foreign electoral influence

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Two pro-government commentators are worried about the possibility of foreign interference in next April’s parliamentary election. READ MORE

Former Jobbik leader on chances of opposition

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Gábor Vona believes that the opposition parties face tough battles ahead which could jeopardize their unity. Such challenges will prevail even if they win the April election. READ MORE

Weeklies on the opposition primary home stretch

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Weeklies published before the closing of the opposition primary on Saturday assessed the chances of the frontrunners, their prospects in the April general election and the main tasks of the opposition, after the primary. READ MORE