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Opposition Budapest mayoral campaign kicks off

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

A left-wing pundit expresses concern that in the event of an opposition victory in the Budapest mayoral election, the government will punish the capital by not giving it enough money. A pro-government columnist thinks that Gergely Karácsony lacks the necessary expertise and vision to lead Budapest. READ MORE

Government side accused of destroying green urban areas

Friday, August 30th, 2019

A left-wing columnist accuses the Mayor of Budapest and the government of ignoring people’s elementary need for a green urban environment. READ MORE

Suburban railway to be renamed ‘underground’

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

The left-wing nationwide daily ridicules the decision taken by the Budapest Council to rename one of the five suburban railway lines Metro5, that is Underground railway Nr 5. READ MORE

Hungary to host 2027 aquatics world championship

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
A pro-government and a left-wing commentator offer diametrically opposed interpretations of FINA’s decision to accept Hungary’s candidacy to host the 2027 aquatics World Championship in Budapest.

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Karácsony wins opposition mayoral primary

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Pro-government analysts predict that the infighting which has plagued the opposition will continue beyond the Budapest mayoral primary. A left-wing and a liberal pundit, on the other hand, hope that the primary has united the opposition behind a candidate that can successfully challenge Fidesz in the capital. READ MORE

Opposition primary in the home stretch

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

A day before the closing of the Budapest mayoral primary, a pro-government and a left-wing commentator offer diametrically opposed assessments of the candidates as well as their merits. READ MORE

Left-wing infighting for leadership

Monday, June 17th, 2019

After the emergence of two new left-wing candidates for the post of Budapest Mayor, commentators across the political spectrum ponder the Left’s chances of defeating Fidesz in the fall municipal elections. READ MORE

Deadly boat accident in Budapest

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

A pro-government and a left-wing commentator blame Wednesday’s lethal boat accident on the Danube on the absence of proper legislation and increasing traffic on the river. READ MORE

Chances of left-wing cooperation

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

According to a left-wing and a liberal pundit, left-wing opposition parties can defeat Fidesz in the autumn Budapest municipal elections. A pro-government commentator suspects that even existing cooperation agreements will have to be renegotiated by the two strongest opposition parties. READ MORE

First round of left-wing Budapest mayoral preliminary

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

As the Párbeszéd (Dialogue) candidate defeats the MSZP candidate in the first round of the Left’S Budapest mayoral preliminary election, both a left-wing and a pro-government columnist doubt whether the Left can defeat Fidesz in the capital. READ MORE