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DK halts the selection of the new director of Budapest Zoo

Friday, December 16th, 2022

The nationwide left-wing daily accuses the Democratic Coalition of just wanting to ‘show its claws’ by preventing the choice of the new city Zoo director from going ahead. READ MORE

Gyurcsány calls PM Orbán a dwarf

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

A liberal critic excoriates the former Prime Minister and DK Chairman for using Mr Orbán’s physical stature to attack him politically. READ MORE

DK forms shadow government

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Commentators on both sides of the political divide are sceptical about the chances of the Democratic Coalition to represent a counterweight to the government on its own. READ MORE

A critique of opposition backstage bargaining and infighting

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

A left-wing columnist warns opposition parties that their tactical alliances and skirmishes do not convey the impression of a resolute coalition ready to take the reins of government into its hands. READ MORE

Democratic Coalition and Jobbik conclude primary pact

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Jobbik’s former leader explains the reasons behind such a surprising alliance, while a conservative pundit accuses Jobbik of betraying its origins. A leftist commentator lambasts Jobbik and Karácsony for supporting a Socialist candidate accused of corruption. READ MORE

Two MSZP mayors join the DK

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Commenting on the decision of two recently elected Budapest district mayors to leave the Socialist Party and join the Democratic Coalition, a left-wing columnist believes such ‘tug-of-war games’ within the opposition will harm their electoral chances. READ MORE

DK politician accused of racism

Friday, January 31st, 2020
As Christian democrats and the Fidesz youth organisation decided to hold a demonstration against what they perceive as racist remarks by a DK politician, opinions sharply diverge about the incident.

DK Parliamentary spokesman resigns in harassment scandal

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

A left-liberal pundit praises Zsolt Gréczy for resigning from Parliament, while a pro-government columnist suggests that he must have been forced to do so by his party leader. READ MORE

Weeklies on the first days of opposition rule in Budapest

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Weeklies wonder if the opposition parties who defeated Fidesz in almost half of the big cities, including the capital, will become its real challenger at the 2022 Parliamentary elections. READ MORE

Italian government crisis likened to Hungarian politics

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

A political analyst believes Italy’s Five Star movement is facing an comparable to that of two Hungarian opposition parties. READ MORE