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Borkai announces his resignation

Friday, November 8th, 2019

As the Mayor of Győr resigns in the wake of his taped debauchery scandal, a pro-government commentator suggests that he should have been forced to do so before the elections, while a liberal pundit warns the new left-wing capital city leaders that the opposition press will not be lenient with them. READ MORE

Right-wing analyst sounds the alarm after local elections

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

A pro-government political scientist calls on his governing Fidesz party to roll up its sleeves if it wants to win the parliamentary elections in 2022. READ MORE

Did sex and corruption scandals influence the municipal election?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The weeklies and dailies ponder the role of sex and corruption scandals in last weekend’s surprise local election results, and consider the broader repercussions of what happened on Hungarian politics. READ MORE

The political landscape after the local elections

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Pundits from right across the political spectrum wonder whether Sunday’s election marks a new beginning and the return of a two party system in Hungary. READ MORE

Rock star responds to critics

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

A fortnight after his performance at the Fidesz summer event in Transylvania, rock singer and songwriter András Lovasi has rejected allegations that his presence there was an expression of allegiance to the government.

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Battle for environmentalist ideas

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

A liberal commentator thinks that the government has finally realized the mobilizing power of green ideas, and will now try now to appropriate political environmentalism. A pro-government columnist accuses left-liberals of trying to monopolize green ideas, and use ecology for partisan purposes. READ MORE

Rock star’s performance at Tusnádfürdő criticised

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

A pro-government pundit protests against the presence at the traditional summer Fidesz gathering in Transylvania of liberal minded rock star András Lovasi. A Marxist philosopher, on the other hand, condemns Lovasi for accepting the invitation to perform there. READ MORE

A left-wing defence of MEPs voting against Fidesz candidates

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

A left-wing commentator takes up the defence of the Hungarian Members of the European Parliament, who prevented three Fidesz nominees from being elected vice chairmen of EP subcommittees. READ MORE

A liberal critique of left-wing MEPs

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

A veteran liberal commentator strongly disagrees with opposition MEPs who voted against Fidesz candidates for various posts within the European Parliament. READ MORE

Exchange of fire over EU nominations

Monday, July 15th, 2019

A pro-government pundit suggests that opposition chairpersons of Hungarian Parliamentary committees should be replaced if opposition MEPs block Fidesz nominees for EP positions. A liberal columnist recalls that in 2009, Fidesz MEPs voted against a Socialist nominee in the European Parliament. READ MORE