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Opposition Budapest mayoral campaign kicks off

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

A left-wing pundit expresses concern that in the event of an opposition victory in the Budapest mayoral election, the government will punish the capital by not giving it enough money. A pro-government columnist thinks that Gergely Karácsony lacks the necessary expertise and vision to lead Budapest. READ MORE

The Left braces for the municipal elections

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

A liberal commentator calls rural pro-government voters ‘simpletons’ and urges urban left-wing liberals to educate them. A left-wing analyst thinks that the opposition’s efforts to mobilize through petitions and referenda are counterproductive. READ MORE

First reactions to EP election results

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Columnists all across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the European Parliamentary election on Hungarian and European Union politics. READ MORE

EP election campaign enters home stretch

Monday, May 20th, 2019

A liberal weekly and the weekend edition of the main dailies assess what is at stake at next week’s European Parliamentary election. READ MORE

Debate over joint opposition EP platform proposal

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

A pro-government commentator accuses those opposition parties which are pondering running jointly at the EP election of ‘of serving ‘foreign interests’. A left-wing pundit welcomes the proposal, claiming that the Left needs to cooperate with Jobbik to defeat Fidesz and restore democracy. A liberal columnist finds the opposition cooperation counterproductive. READ MORE

Opposition parties ponder joint platform for EP elections 

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

A pro-government commentator thinks that opposition parties will lose votes if they run jointly in the 2019 European Parliamentary election. A liberal analyst wonders whether the protests against the Overtime Bill have united opposition voters. READ MORE

Strategic vacuum on the Left

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A Left-wing pundit laments the depressing disorientation in left-wing politics. He fears that the Socialists are about to squander their chance of winning the mayoral elections in Budapest next year. READ MORE

Fidesz candidates win Budapest local elections

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

As Fidesz candidates win landslides in two Budapest district elections, a left-wing commentator accuses the government of fraudulent propaganda. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, thinks that the opposition parties have lost all their credibility. READ MORE

Analyses one month after the elections

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Commentators across the political spectrum agree that the sweeping victory of the government side was due in the first place to the weaknesses of the opposition, although left-liberal analysts also contend that the governing forces enjoyed unfair advantages during the campaign. READ MORE