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President sets election for 3 April

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

The main pro-government daily calls on its readers to mobilise for the parliamentary election scheduled for the first Sunday of April – the earliest possible date within the timeframe defined by the electoral law. READ MORE

Pope Francis to celebrate mass in Budapest on Sunday

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

An independent analyst acknowledges the divergences between the Pontiff and the Hungarian government on migration, but suggests that this is not the reason why the Pope will only stay in Hungary for a few hours. READ MORE

President Áder criticised for staying silent

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

A left-liberal author finds it incomprehensible that the President of the Republic has not yet deemed it necessary to address the nation in the midst of the unprecedented virus emergency. READ MORE

President Áder seen as a weakling environmentalist

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

The nationwide left-wing daily accuses President János Áder, who represented Hungary at the UN Climate Change Summit in New York, of being a deceitful ‘environmentalist’. READ MORE

Weeklies on the anti-government demonstrations

Monday, December 24th, 2018

While the two bills that sparked passionate anti-government demonstrations were signed into law by President Áder who then became the target of this year’s last protest rally, nationwide weeklies try to put the December protest into perspective. READ MORE

President Áder sets date for April election

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

As President Áder announces the date of the 2018 Parliamentary election, a pro-government and a conservative liberal columnist both anticipate a rude and tough electoral camapaign. READ MORE

President Áder’s wish: ‘Let us respect each other’

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Critics of the government agree that the President’s New Year speech was a collection of neutral good wishes, but offer diverging explanations. READ MORE

Joint legal initiatives by the Left and Jobbik

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

A pro-government commentator accuses left-wing opposition parties of hypocrisy after a series of joint moves with Jobbik. READ MORE

President Áder re-elected

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
As Parliament re-elects President János Áder for a second five year term, commentators disagree on the extent to which he is independent from the government as required by the Fundamental Law. The President marked the occasions with some sharply critical remarks of his own on the state of public affairs. READ MORE

President Áder signs amendments to the Higher Education Act

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

After President Áder ordered the promulgation of the amended Act on Higher Education, political polarisation has reached new levels in the Hungarian press. READ MORE