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Weeklies on the coming municipal elections

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

With just three weeks till the municipal elections, commentators in the weeklies and the weekend editions of the dailies ponder the chances of the opposition to defeat Fidesz candidates in Budapest and major provincial cities. READ MORE

Migration issues in the local election campaign

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Pro-government commentators accuse the Left of downplaying the threats and dangers of illegal migration. A liberal commentator, on the other hand, accuses the government of anti-immigrant fear-mongering aimed at mobilizing its rural base. READ MORE

Weeklies on the chances of the opposition

Monday, June 24th, 2019

As opposition supporters cast their votes to decide on the challenger to Budapest Mayor István Tarlós in the local elections in the autumn, commentators ruminate on the chances of the opposition inside and outside Budapest. READ MORE

Opposition primary is underway

Friday, June 21st, 2019

A pro-government commentator accuses all three Budapest mayoral opposition candidates of political inconsistencies and wonders if opinion polls by left-liberal pollsters are unbiased. READ MORE

Veteran pundit warns against left-wing infighting

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

A former leading Népszabadság columnist is worried as recriminations abound among rival left-wing candidates in the runup to the second round of the Budapest mayoral primaries. READ MORE

A desperate opposition view on local elections

Friday, April 26th, 2019

A left-wing commentator believes that the political class is too attracted to centralism for the local elections scheduled for the autumn to make any real sense. READ MORE

A liberal take on the Slovak presidential election

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Following the election of liberal activist Zuzana Čaputová as President of Slovakia, a liberal pundit believes Hungary would be far better off with presidents elected by plebiscite, rather than by Parliament. READ MORE

A strange campaign-start

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

As parties begin campaigning for their candidates for seats in the European Parliament, left-wing commentators accuse all sides of failing to address genuine issues. READ MORE

Opposition row in Budapest

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

As recriminations erupt among opposition parties in the capital, instead of the hoped for full electoral agreement, left-wing outlets lambast Jobbik and the LMP, while a pro-government commentator rejoices over the incompetence of the opposition. READ MORE

Liberal analyst urges increasing opposition radicalism

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

A liberal political scientist calls on opposition parties to combine radical initiatives in the public square with concerted preparations for the European Parliamentary elections. READ MORE