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Anti-government protests running out of steam

Monday, January 28th, 2019

A left-wing columnist suggests that the demonstrations against the government’s so-called ‘slave law’ are losing momentum. READ MORE

18-year-old girl becomes iconic opposition figure

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Pro-government outlets find it pathetic that the opposition discovers its main hero in a high school student who used vulgar expressions addressing an anti-government demonstration. Pro-opposition sites condemn politically motivated attacks on the 18-year-old. READ MORE

Opposition united in opposing the government

Monday, January 7th, 2019

After the ‘protest oath’ taken by opposition MPs on the steps of the parliament building and before Saturday’s mass demonstration, commentators tried to make sense of the newly forged unity among opposition parties – some of which until recently opposed one another just as fiercely as they opposed Fidesz. READ MORE

Unions brace for Saturday’s demonstration

Friday, January 4th, 2019

While trade unions plan a mass demonstration for Saturday, a pro-government commentator remarks that wages have been increasing at an unprecedented pace over the past decade. READ MORE

Weeklies on the anti-government demonstrations

Monday, December 24th, 2018

While the two bills that sparked passionate anti-government demonstrations were signed into law by President Áder who then became the target of this year’s last protest rally, nationwide weeklies try to put the December protest into perspective. READ MORE

Demonstrations still in focus

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

While opposition leaders are bracing for new mass demonstrations, although anti-government protestors on Tuesday only numbered a few dozen people, commentators continue to advise various strategies to follow on both sides. READ MORE

Opposition MPs stage sit-in at public TV

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

After the fifth day of demonstrations against the government, commentators ponder whether the recent series of protests might lead to the birth of a new united opposition, or whether attempts by hitherto unpopular opposition parties to lead the new movement will fail to produce new supporters. READ MORE

Street protests continue

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

A left-wing commentator welcomes the anti-government demonstrations and encourages Hungarians to take to the streets. A pro-government columnist thinks that protesting against the higher ceiling placed on overtime hours is senseless at a time of significant labour shortages. READ MORE