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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

Analysts on why the opposition lost the election

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Columnists identify two reasons behind the failure of the opposition to unseat PM Orbán’s government: the lack of unity within its ranks, and a failure to understand those described as the losers of globalisation. READ MORE

Last polls before the election

Friday, April 1st, 2022

All the pollster companies project a Fidesz victory in the Sunday election, but a former conservative MP who is now a supporter of the opposition is still hopeful that Fidesz will be defeated on Sunday. Centrist and pro-government pundits on the other hand take Fidesz victory for granted. READ MORE

The prospect of a hung Parliament

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

A left-wing commentator speculates on the possibility of a stalemate after the April election. Such a turn of events could eventually lead to a decisive opposition victory, he suggests. READ MORE

Left-wing pundit demands more media space for Márki-Zay

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

A left-wing commentator urges the public media to grant regular airtime to the opposition candidate for Prime Minister. READ MORE

Márki-Zay’s Sunday live stream criticised

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

A left-wing analyst fears that the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is further harming his chances by frequently speaking in public. READ MORE

Weeklies on the stakes in the April election

Monday, January 10th, 2022

The two leading liberal weeklies urge the opposition to stand firm behind Péter Márki-Zay, despite his gaffes. A pro-government commentator fears that the national interest would be compromised if Fidesz loses. Another right-wing pundit speculates that foreign powers will intervene to help the opposition in the campaign. READ MORE

Deputy Justice Minister accused of taking bribes

Friday, December 10th, 2021

As Deputy Justice Minister Pál Völner steps down after being accused by the Prosecution Service of taking bribes, a left-wing commentator suspects that his case will frighten other Fidesz politicians. READ MORE

Warsaw Summit concludes with declaration

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

A right-wing commentator sees the joint statement of European right-wing parties in Warsaw as a harbinger of a conservative renaissance. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, concludes that PM Orbán has failed to unite Europe’s ‘populist far-right’. READ MORE

Weeklies on FIDESZ congress

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

A conservative commentator defends the governing party’s Christian character against left-wing critics, while another appreciates the personal qualities of Viktor Orbán, the re-elected party leader. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, calls Fidesz a party of thieves and dunces. READ MORE