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Experts comment on food price caps

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

A leading liberal outlet believes the government may have made mistakes by capping the prices of basic food products, but by and large, the decision seems rational from an electoral point of view. READ MORE

Government caps price of basic foodstuffs

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Opposition-leaning outlets lambast the decision announced by the Prime Minister to freeze the price of white sugar, white flour, milk, chicken breasts, pork shanks and sunflower oil at October levels. The move follows a similar government freeze imposed on fuel prices in November, after inflation hit a 14 year high of 7.4 per cent. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on the state of the Hungarian economy

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

A left-wing commentator describes welfare measures introduced barely three months before the next parliamentary elections as a desperate attempt by the government to increase its popularity. His right-wing counterpart believes those measures are proof of sound fundamentals. READ MORE

Left-wing analyst fears post-election violence

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

An opposition-leaning legal and political analyst warns that next year’s election may be followed by political violence. A pro-government commentator dismisses such warnings as mentally unbalanced. READ MORE

PM Orbán vows to ‘keep the EU alive’

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Opinions diverge over what motivated the Prime Minister to say that he will be a staunch supporter of the European Union – even if it were about to fall apart. READ MORE

Opposition and government neck and neck

Friday, August 27th, 2021

A leading pollster finds no substantial changes in the popularity of the two opposing camps among the electorate. He characterises the race as extremely tight at this juncture. READ MORE

Opposition primaries reach their second phase

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

As potential candidates for the September opposition primaries gather signatures for the ballots, a left-wing commentator sees the primary process as a promising experiment. READ MORE

26 constituencies identified as crucial for next year’s elections

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Analysts believe most constituencies lean strongly towards either the opposition or the government and are extremely unlikely to switch sides. The outcome of the 2022 elections will therefore be decided in the remaining one fourth. READ MORE

A centrist analyst on the stakes at next year’s election

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

A liberal weekly carries a long interview with an independent political analyst who suggests that the next parliamentary elections will curb the powers of Hungary’s Prime Minister. The question is, to what extent. READ MORE

Opposition discusses chances of electoral victory

Monday, May 24th, 2021

The editor-in-chief of a left-wing weekly promises impartial coverage of the upcoming opposition primaries, while a close associate of Budapest Mayor and potential opposition frontrunner Gergely Karácsony ponders the possibility of rolling back pivotal legislation carried through by Viktor Orbán’s cabinet. Finally, a political scientist ruminates on the distribution of power between government and opposition within the Hungarian party system. READ MORE