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Liberal analyst on the chances of the opposition in 2022

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

A political scientist from the Central European University (CEU) studies the latest opinion polls and cautions the opposition against believing that they have already closed the popularity gap and caught up with Fidesz. READ MORE

Two centrist analysts on the Szájer scandal

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Now that the Prime Minister has condemned his long-time close ally for his part in a male sex party in Brussels, one analyst thinks the scandal will change nothing in Hungarian politics, while the other is not so sure. READ MORE

More repercussions of the Borsod by-election

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Pundits across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the joint opposition candidate’s defeat in the Borsod 6 district by-election. READ MORE

Fidesz candidate wins by-election

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

As the governing party candidate wins the by-election in the Borsod 6 constituency in northeast Hungary, a pro-government commentator predicts a tough battle between Fidesz and the opposition in the 2022 Parliamentary election. A left-wing pundit believes that the opposition needs credible messages to defeat Fidesz. READ MORE

Analyst thinks Election 2022 is ’mission possible’ for the opposition

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

A centrist political observer believes the united opposition might well defeat Fidesz in 2022 – but in its present state would be unable to govern successfully. READ MORE

Fidesz candidates win two local elections

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

A pro-government columnist takes the results of Sunday’s local elections as proof that the opposition parties stand no chance to defeat Fidesz in 2022. His left-wing counterpart calls for more unity on the Left. READ MORE

Chances of the opposition in 2022

Friday, September 4th, 2020

A centrist analyst believes that it is impossible to predict who will win the 2022 election. The opposition has more chance of challenging Fidesz than in the past three elections, he suggests, but this does not imply that the joint opposition can triumph. READ MORE

Navracsics says Fidesz risks losing centrist voters

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

As the former Deputy Prime Minister and European Commissioner warns that Fidesz has moved too far to the right, a radical right-wing philosopher cautions against ostracising him. READ MORE

Speculation on EU migration policy under the German presidency

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

A liberal commentator believes that the EU’s expected anti-immigration turn will make it difficult for the Hungarian government to continue its anti-immigrant rhetoric. A pro-government columnist finds it peculiar that liberals see the anticipated shift as a defeat for PM Orbán. A conservative analyst fears that the EU under the German presidency still wants to impose immigration on the EU.
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Weeklies on Hungary’s emergency act

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Weeklies and the weekend editions of the dailies are sharply divided over the wider political implications and international repercussions of the government’s emergency laws approved by Parliament on Monday. READ MORE