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Debate on election debate

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

A left-wing commentator claims that Prime Minister Orbán is afraid to participate in a public debate with opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay because he has no meaningful policy vision. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, contends that PM Orbán should not engage with ‘liars’ in public. READ MORE

Absentee voters seen as an asset for the opposition

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

According to the calculations of a liberal commentator, absentee votes may help the opposition win in 4 or 5 swing districts – which could tip the balance in the April election.
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President sets election for 3 April

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

The main pro-government daily calls on its readers to mobilise for the parliamentary election scheduled for the first Sunday of April – the earliest possible date within the timeframe defined by the electoral law. READ MORE

Weeklies on the stakes in the April election

Monday, January 10th, 2022

The two leading liberal weeklies urge the opposition to stand firm behind Péter Márki-Zay, despite his gaffes. A pro-government commentator fears that the national interest would be compromised if Fidesz loses. Another right-wing pundit speculates that foreign powers will intervene to help the opposition in the campaign. READ MORE

Ruthless electoral campaign predicted

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
A liberal pundit looks into the key determinants of the April election. He suspects that the election will hinge on either the government’s or the opposition’s ability to vilify each other.

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Liberal pollster finds Fidesz ahead of opposition

Friday, December 31st, 2021

A veteran liberal public opinion expert confirms earlier reports which depicted the opposition as too preoccupied with infighting rather than jointly campaigning, barely three months ahead of the next parliamentary election. READ MORE

Opposition doldrums

Monday, December 27th, 2021

A liberal commentator thinks that growing distrust between the opposition parties is weakening their chances the April Parliamentary election. READ MORE

Fears of electoral irregularities on both sides of the political spectrum

Monday, November 29th, 2021

A liberal commentator fears that the new permanent residence regulations open up the possibility of electoral fraud. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, thinks that the US will interfere with the Hungarian election next year and help ‘pro-migration and pro-LBGT’ politicians to defeat Fidesz. READ MORE

Fears expressed of foreign electoral influence

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Two pro-government commentators are worried about the possibility of foreign interference in next April’s parliamentary election. READ MORE

Karácsony and Márki-Zay cannot run in tandem

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Jobbik’s founder and former leader – now a political analyst – suggests that since the two mayors cannot run together for the title of opposition prime ministerial candidate in next year’s election, Márki-Zay should withdraw his nomination to let Karácsony win the opposition primary. READ MORE