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‘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

George Soros confronts the charges

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

A left-wing columnist accepts Mr Soros’s claim that the charges levelled against him are untrue and complains about the success of lies in politics. Her pro-government counterpart rejects Mr Soros’s view that PM Orbán is running a mafia-state and calls him a mafioso. READ MORE

Parties already in campaign mode

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Commentators try to make sense of the bitter campaign which parties have launched, less than 12 months before the next parliamentary elections. The battles rage both across the main political fault line, and within the opposition camp. READ MORE

Bucket challenge as a campaign tool

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Commentators across the political spectrum find Dr Falus’s ‘bucket challenge’ video show pathetic, while a liberal commentator thinks that he thus extinguished the last rays of hope on the Left for the municipal elections to be held in October. READ MORE