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The pandemic – a campaign theme for 2022

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

A liberal commentator holds the government responsible for the deaths of thousands of Covid victims, while a pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of weaponizing death in their campaign for next year’s elections. READ MORE

Pro-government reaction to Dobrev’s nomination

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

A right-wing commentator predicts that the Left will lead an unscrupulous campaign to win the elections next year and urges the government side to respond in kind. READ MORE

Scandal makes local election contest unexpectedly close

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Commentators see the case of the Fidesz mayor of the western city of Győr as particularly harmful for the government side, although sex videos and audio tapes discussing corruption have also surfaced involving local opposition politicians. READ MORE

‘Treason’ charge returned in kind

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The left-wing daily rejects accusations of high treason by pro-government outlets towards opposition politicians who complain about the government’s policies in the European Union. The author retorts that they themselves are the real traitors. READ MORE

Migration – a trump card in the electoral campaign

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

As the Prime Minister includes the migration issue in his pre-electoral address, a pro-government pundit castigates the planned European refugee redistribution scheme, while a critic of the government accuses Fidesz of low-level anti-migration campaigning. READ MORE

Sex-videos in the Mayoral campaigns

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Commentators are appalled as, for the first time in the 30-year history of democratic Hungary, videos of married candidates with ‘loose’ women have surfaced in an electoral campaign. READ MORE

PM calls for defending national identity

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Columnists, just like the Prime Minister whose speech they commented on, were in full campaign mode on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution. READ MORE

Peace marchers intend to put hope into pro-government side

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

One of the organisers of the pro-government march planned for March 15 thinks many supporters of the government have been discouraged and need a show of force to regain their self-confidence. READ MORE

Government may scale back its anti-Soros campaign

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

As government spin doctors are reported to be weighing a new communications strategy in the wake of their candidate’s defeat in the Hódmezővásárhely mayoral election, a liberal columnist predicts that they will target the disparate nature of the opposition – and they will be right. 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