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Fidesz struggling to convince young voters

Friday, November 29th, 2019

The leading online liberal website reports that the governing party is concerned over its faltering support among young voters. READ MORE

Electoral system works, sociologist says

Monday, November 25th, 2019

A veteran sociologist believes the government can be defeated by the united opposition. The question is whether the challengers can prove that they are fit to govern. READ MORE

Friendly fire in the weeklies from Right and Left

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Two pro-government commentators call on Fidesz to take the results of the October local election very seriously, and change course. A left-wing columnist cautions the opposition against revengeful politics. READ MORE

Opposition candidates excel in repeat local elections

Friday, November 15th, 2019

A left-wing and a pro-government columnist ponder the implications of the victory of an opposition candidate who once quoted Adolf Hitler and Ferenc Szálasi (leader of the Fascist Hungarian Arrow Cross Party, executed in 1946) in the repeat election in the city of Jászberény. READ MORE

Repercussions of the local elections

Monday, October 28th, 2019

The October 13 municipal elections still dominate the news. Weeklies dissect the ramifications of the election results and their consequences along party lines. READ MORE

Did sex and corruption scandals influence the municipal election?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The weeklies and dailies ponder the role of sex and corruption scandals in last weekend’s surprise local election results, and consider the broader repercussions of what happened on Hungarian politics. READ MORE

The political landscape after the local elections

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Pundits from right across the political spectrum wonder whether Sunday’s election marks a new beginning and the return of a two party system in Hungary. READ MORE

Scandal makes local election contest unexpectedly close

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Commentators see the case of the Fidesz mayor of the western city of Győr as particularly harmful for the government side, although sex videos and audio tapes discussing corruption have also surfaced involving local opposition politicians. READ MORE

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