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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

OSCE observers release negative interim report on campaign conditions in Hungary

Friday, March 25th, 2022

Pro-government outlets see the interim report by OSCE observers as heavily biased. The nationwide left-wing daily finds such rebuttals hypocritical. READ MORE

Analyst predicts Fidesz victory

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

On the website of the number one liberal weekly, an expert suggest that Fidesz is more likely to win the elections in 10 days’ time than it has ever been over the past year. READ MORE

Weeklies on the war in Ukraine

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Two pro-government outlets devote their weekly editorials to the selfless assistance Hungarians are offering to Ukrainian refugees, while their opposition-leaning counterparts accuse the government of failing to condemn Russia unequivocally and ponder the impact of the war on the elections to be held in three weeks’ time. READ MORE

A first reaction to PM Orbán’s State of the Nation address

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

A pro-government commentator agrees with the Prime Minister that the victory of the Left in the April election would bring Hungary back to globalist pro-Brussels policies and would be devastating for Hungary. READ MORE