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Péter Magyar suspected of being supported by Bajnai’s men

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

The pro-government nationwide daily repeats its claim that Péter Magyar’s movement numbers Datadat, an IT business linked to former Socialist PM Gordon Bajnai, among its partners. READ MORE

OSCE observers release negative interim report on campaign conditions in Hungary

Friday, March 25th, 2022

Pro-government outlets see the interim report by OSCE observers as heavily biased. The nationwide left-wing daily finds such rebuttals hypocritical. READ MORE

City Hall gate controversy continues

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

A pro-government columnist interprets a leaked recording as proof that the opposition is serving foreign interests, and would sell off and plunder the country if they win the 2022 April election. READ MORE

Scandal around Demeter’s attack on Soros

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Following the decision of the director of the Petőfi Literary Museum to withdraw remarks comparing George Soros to Hitler, one commentator describes his words as a primitive insult to the victims of the Holocaust, while a political scientist thinks he performed a huge disservice to the government that appointed him to head the country’s most important literary institution. READ MORE

Bajnai hired by a global investment firm

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

As former PM Bajnai is named Chief Operating Officer of the Paris based Meridiam investment firm, commentators on both the left and right agree that Bajnai is quitting politics. While a right-wing columnist considers this as good riddance for Hungary, a left-wing analyst blames Bajnai’s failure on Gyurcsány and Mesterházy. READ MORE

Bajnai and Bilderberg – the plot thickens

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

A liberal weekly calls recent accusations by right-wing pundits against the Bilderberg Group conspiracy theories, while a pro-government commentator thinks the invitation to Gordon Bajnai this year may signal an intention to interfere in Hungarian domestic politics. READ MORE

Reshuffle on the Left after the EP election

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Opinions diverge on whether the MSZP made the right choice in convening its congress for mid-July or if it was the result of a last ditch trick by the failed leadership. Analysts also think Fidesz is putting the Left in an awkward position with the planned new rules for the municipal elections in Budapest. What they do not know is what will enable left-wing parties to attract more voters rather than cannibalising each other. READ MORE

Further analyses on the Left’s defeat

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Right wing analysts assert that the era of the old left is over and young Socialists should start building a new Left without the current left-liberal forces. A liberal commentator on the other hand says Bajnai was not up to the task he undertook and made many strategic blunders. READ MORE

Fidesz to offer a pact to Socialists?

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

A young pro-government writer suggests that Fidesz helped the Socialists to preserve their place in Hungarian politics, and now it is time for the MSZP to take up the offer and give up “the democracy agenda”. The author, a member of the Young Christian Democrats (affiliated with the Fidesz-KDNP coalition) recalls the so-called Bethlen-Peyer pact as an example which could be emulated today. READ MORE

The Left stands accused of radicalism

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

A pro-government columnist thinks the Left hasn’t learned the lesson of the elections and sticks to the radical language which, he suggests, caused its crushing defeat on April 6th. He predicts that these tactics will further weaken the left-wing opposition. READ MORE