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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

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