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Hungary described as a ’leader democracy’

Saturday, January 13th, 2024

A leading sociologist believes that the incumbent government will be re-elected again and again at least for the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Weeklies on electoral tinkering and the opposition

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Critics of the government accuse it of unscrupulously manipulating electoral rules, while pro-government columnists dismiss such arguments as unsubstantiated and pitiful. READ MORE

Right-wing breakthrough predicted in Europe

Friday, November 10th, 2023

A left-wing columnist predicts that right-wing forces will win the elections for the European Parliament next year. READ MORE

FM ’doesn’t want to hear any more lecturing’ from the US

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

The nationwide pro-government daily agrees with the Foreign Minister who told newsmen on Thursday that as Donald Trump, one of the main contenders for the US Presidency is being indicted in an attempt to bar him from the presidential race, ‘from now on, we don’t want to hear the Americans talk about how democracy functions over here’. READ MORE

EP brands Hungary as ‘not a full democracy’

Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Liberal commentators remark that the resolution passed by the European Parliament doesn’t necessarily mean that European funds are out of reach for Hungary. READ MORE

EU at the crossroads

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

A conservative commentator fears that German efforts to centralize the EU would weaken democracy. A left-wing columnist hopes that the EU will emerge stronger from the current crises – if it survives them. READ MORE

West likened to late Communist world

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

A leading pro-government columnist remarks on Facebook’s admission that it suppressed a news story about Hunter Biden’s laptop. He likens liberal media to Communist era propaganda. READ MORE

Voting in opposition primaries underway

Monday, September 20th, 2021

As voting begins in the opposition primaries to choose PM Orbán’s challenger, weeklies and the weekend editions of dailies wonder whether the opposition would and could overhaul the constitution even in the absence of the required two-thirds majority. READ MORE

Opposition holds first primary debate

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Commentators right across the political spectrum agree that the opposition candidates avoided fierce disputes and divisive topics in order to show unity. READ MORE

Conflicting analyses on the nature of the ‘Orbán regime’

Monday, March 29th, 2021

A renowned liberal economist believes Hungary is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship, while a conservative philosopher thinks that Prime Minister Orbán is bringing the regime change to completion. READ MORE