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Parliament to change the Budapest electoral system

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators accuse Fidesz of using far-right Mi Hazánk to change the electoral rules in Budapest in order to make it more difficult for the liberal Mayor to run the capital. READ MORE

Pro-government takes on Erdoğan’s victory

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

The first pro-government reactions to the election results in Turkey welcome the victory of incumbent president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as an element of stability in the region and beyond. READ MORE

PM Orbán seen as unchallenged for a long time to come

Saturday, May 27th, 2023

A pro-government analyst believes the four consecutive sweeping electoral victories of Fidesz have opened a new era in Hungarian history. READ MORE

A call to end opposition infighting

Saturday, March 11th, 2023

A veteran socialist politician urges opposition parties to regroup in time for next year’s local and European elections. READ MORE

Opposing narratives on 2022

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

A liberal and a right-wing author offer radically diverging interpretations on what the past year has meant in Hungarian politics. READ MORE

Weeklies on the US mid-term elections

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Commentators don’t expect major changes after Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives, while Democrats kept the Senate under their control. Most, though not all, tip Ron DeSantis as a potential presidential election winner in two years’ time. READ MORE

Jobbik’s demise explained

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

A pro-government analyst sees Jobbik’s poor performance as the main cause for the crushing defeat suffered by the opposition at the Parliamentary election on 3 April. READ MORE

Weeklies on Fidesz’s crushing electoral victory

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Left-liberal authors hope that the opposition can pull itself together after its hugely disappointing performance at the general election on 3 April, while pro-government commentators rejoice over what they consider the right choice of the majority of the electorate. READ MORE

Two-thirds majority for Fidesz – confirmed

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

As PM Viktor Orbán secures a record fourth consecutive term in office with a crushing parliamentary majority, partisan commentators offer diametrically opposing explanations of the result of Sunday’s general election. READ MORE

Weeklies’ battlefield reports on the final stretch of the electoral campaign

Monday, March 28th, 2022

With just one week to go until the parliamentary elections, left-wing analysts are less confident in their electoral expectations than their pro-government counterparts. READ MORE