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Fidesz dissolves local branch after lost election

Saturday, January 28th, 2023

A left-wing columnist calls on the left to learn from its own failures – just as Fidesz does. READ MORE

Ruminations on the weakness of the opposition

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Commentators all across the political spectrum agree that in its fragmented and weak szate, the opposition is not likely to be a challenge for Fidesz any time soon. READ MORE

Opposition ‘lack a grand narrative’

Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

A left-wing political scientist explains the Left’s failure to challenge Fidesz with the opposition parties’ failure to propose a grand vision that matches ‘the Hungarian psyche’. READ MORE

Fidesz popularity remains unscathed

Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

In a comment on a recent by-election result in Budapest, a left-wing columnist fears that the opposition is losing whatever has remained of its credibility and support. READ MORE

Opposition deemed weightless and irrelevant

Friday, November 25th, 2022

An independent political analyst contends that as the opposition has failed to mount a credible challenge to the government, its last hope is that the government’s popularity will be eroded by external geopolitical or economic difficulties. READ MORE

Fidesz reported to lose support after restrictions

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit comment on a survey by a left-wing pollster company which suggests a rapid decline in Fidesz support. READ MORE

Party preferences and restrictions

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

A left-wing, a conservative and a liberal analyst wonder whether discontent with the government’s recent tax and energy subsidy adjustments could give a chance to the opposition to broaden their base. READ MORE

More comments on the opposition’s by-election disaster

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Commentators on both sides of the political divide describe the performance of opposition parties at 70 local elections on Sunday as derisory. 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

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