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Péter Magyar’s case seen as a crisis for Fidesz

Saturday, March 30th, 2024

An independent political analyst takes the challenge posed by the former Fidesz insider as a rehearsal of how the fall of Fidesz could kick off one day. READ MORE

Tamás Sulyok chosen by Fidesz as candidate for President of the Republic

Saturday, February 24th, 2024

Commentators critical of the government express varying views on what to expect from the President of the Constitutional Court whom Fidesz’s parliamentary group has nominated to replace Katalin Novák as President of the Republic. READ MORE

Weeklies on resignations and the stability of the government

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Just as last week, when weeklies went to print too early to comment on President Novák’s resignation in the wake of the paedophile pardon scandal, this week they were already on the stands when former Culture Minister Zoltán Balog resigned as chief Bishop of the Calvinist church for his role in convincing the President to pardon a man convicted for assisting a paedophile offender. Nor could they react to the demonstration of tens of thousands of people in Budapest on Friday night. Commentators discuss the resignations of the past week and why despite successive crises, the government’s position appears unshaken. READ MORE

Viktor Orbán hopes Fidesz will remain in government until 2060

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

An independent political analyst describes the Prime Minister’s acceptance speech as re-elected chairman as an exercise in self-confidence. READ MORE

PM Orbán re-elected Fidesz chairman

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

A pro-government pundit celebrates Fidesz unity, while liberal commentators point out that Viktor Orbán was the only candidate for party chairman. READ MORE

The opposition isn’t profiting from Fidesz’s loss of popularity

Saturday, October 7th, 2023

A left-wing analyst finds it devastating for the opposition that it has not been able to increase its voting base at a time when economic difficulties have eroded support for the governing party. READ MORE

PM Orbán on adversaries who ’want to force us to our knees’

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

The only nationwide pro-government print daily publishes excerpts from the Prime Minister’s address to the season-opening assembly of Fidesz MPs in Esztergom on Wednesday. ‘Our opponents want to force us to our knees during the forthcoming year’, Mr Orbán claimed. READ MORE

Catholic Primate among Fidesz faithful at Kötcse

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Left-wing commentators lambast Cardinal Erdő, the head of Hungary’s Catholic Church attending the annual Fidesz gathering at Kötcse where PM Orbán drew up his plans for the immediate future. READ MORE

PM Orbán opens the ‘political season’

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Commentators offer starkly opposing evaluations of the Prime Minister’s words at his party’s annual ‘Tranzit’ festival in Tihany, at Lake Balaton. READ MORE

Pro-Fidesz film producer elaborates on his attack on Fidesz oligarchs

Monday, August 21st, 2023

László Pesty likens a whole group of influential oligarchs to early 20th-century Sicilian mafiosi and urges the Fidesz leadership to get rid of them. READ MORE