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Weeklies on the campaign for the European elections

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Commentators find significant novelties in this year’s electoral contest, mainly because of the appearance of a strong new opposition force – Péter Magyar’s TISZA party. READ MORE

Conflicting opinions on pre-electoral TV debates

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

A left-wing commentator thinks the public TV company cannot be trusted to stage a debate of front-runners ahead of the European elections, while his pro-government colleague accuses Péter Magyar of shying away from an open debate READ MORE

Pundit scorns rival opposition candidates

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

A left-liberal commentator finds it tragic that left-liberal parties run against mainstream opposition candidates in several Budapest districts in the June municipal elections. READ MORE

Row over electoral TV debates

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

A pro-government columnist finds it undemocratic of Péter Magyar to only accept televised pre-electoral debates with the top candidates. READ MORE

Weeklies on 20 years in the EU and the run-up to the EU elections

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Left-liberal authors disapprove of the government’s confrontational attitude towards the European Union, while their pro-government colleagues hope that the June elections will produce a new political order in Brussels. READ MORE

Weeklies on Péter Magyar and the electoral campaign

Monday, April 29th, 2024

As the campaign for the European and the municipal elections of June 9 kicked off last week, most commentators were surprised by Péter Magyar’s rapid success and try to make sense of this phenomenon.  READ MORE

Weeklies on growing interest in Péter Magyar

Monday, April 15th, 2024

As the new opposition star is apparently drawing more and  more followers, praise and criticism are also becoming stronger and more frequent. READ MORE

Weeklies on the challenges facing the government

Monday, March 11th, 2024

A full month after the paedophile pardon scandal emerged, the weeklies believe that the subject left a deep scar on the stability of the government, although the opposition is not in better shape than before. READ MORE

Opposition wants the President to be elected by plebiscite

Saturday, February 17th, 2024

The left-wing daily devotes two comments on the same day to support the constitutional reform proposed by most opposition parties. READ MORE

Opposition ‘doomed to lose elections’ for the foreseeable future

Saturday, January 27th, 2024

A pro-government commentator pinpoints the hubris of urban intellectuals as the main reason why the opposition is no match for Fidesz. READ MORE