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Left-wing alliance to be broadened

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The leading leftist daily deplores the main players’ reluctance to revise their electoral pact, and hopes that their announcement has not come too late. The main pro-government daily is less charitable and points out that after so much ado, the leading left-wing candidate for the Premier’s post has yet to be picked. READ MORE

Bajnai offers to re-negotiate opposition alliance

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

A left-wing daily welcomes Bajnai’s move as a new chance to beat Orbán with joint candidates and a coordinated campaign – a much-needed boost for opposition morale. READ MORE

Election year 2014

Monday, January 6th, 2014

In their first post-new-year’s-day  analyses of the electoral landscape, most columnists consider Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party the likely winner of the next elections, although a left-wing commentator suspects that the opposition constituency is underrepresented by the opinion polls. READ MORE

Opposition losing ground before the election run-up

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Various commentators – including even some who otherwise deem the government’s performance appalling – believe that the opposition hardly stands a chance at the elections scheduled for next spring. READ MORE

Gyurcsány sets deadline for Socialists to reconsider their stance

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

A new centrist internet opinion site thinks Ferenc Gyurcsány is unlikely to be welcomed in the opposition alliance although he does offer a clear liberal vision. The leading left-wing daily agrees: Gyurcsány does not seem to understand that the Socialists never back down under external pressure. READ MORE

MSZP keeps anathema on Gyurcsány – for now

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

A pro-government daily describes Socialist Party chairman Attila Mesterházy as a leader who is unable to get rid of “the shades of the past”, including two of his predecessors, as well as Mr Gyurcsány and Mr Bajnai. READ MORE

Left wing in crisis less than 6 months before the elections

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Right-wing commentators concentrate their fire on Bajnai and Gyurcsány, and tend to consider Mesterházy as the victim of the aforementioned. Left wing analysts have begun to voice serious doubts about whether the Socialists and their allies are in a position to even successfully wage a campaign. READ MORE

SZDSZ died leaving debt

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

A leading pro-government commentator condemns liberal opinion leaders for claiming a political role after having ruined both their own party, and the MSZP. READ MORE

A new chapter in the left-wing saga?

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Commentators on both the left and the right wonder if the MSZP intends to re-open negotiations with the Democratic Coalition after a Socialist luminary said that former PM Gyurcsány’s party cannot be left out of an anti-Orbán electoral coalition. READ MORE

Orbán lucky with his opposition?

Friday, November 8th, 2013

A centrist analyst would not rule out the defeat of Fidesz at the next elections, but suggests that the opposition parties have their eyes on 2018 instead, and fight each other in the meantime for control over the Socialist constituency. READ MORE