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Diverging takes on the March 15 celebrations

Friday, March 17th, 2023

Mandiner quotes reactions from all sides to the various speeches to mark the 175th anniversary of the 1848 revolution. Each speech referred, albeit in contradictory ways, to the contentious issues of our own days. READ MORE

Gábor Fodor’s farewell to Parliament

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

As the Socialist Party decided to drop Liberal Party Chairman Gábor Fodor as a well-positioned candidate, a left-wing columnist muses that liberalism’s (but not Fodor’s) only chance to survive in politics is to place itself under the protection of Social Democracy. READ MORE

Left still fragmented, 70 days before the elections

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Commentators agree that the chances of the left are meagre, as its rather weak and scattered forces seem unable to coalesce, although over half the parliamentary seats (106 of 199) can be won in individual constituencies in a ‘first past the post’ system. READ MORE

Fodor Number 4 on the opposition list

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

In the very first press reaction to the new opposition electoral pact, a liberal commentator finds it hair-raising that former SZDSZ chairman Gábor Fodor should have been given the fourth place on the joint ballot. READ MORE

Socialist turn down Gyurcsány and Liberals

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Commenting on the breakdown of the negotiations among left-wing parties, commentators suggest that the absence of a broad left-wing coalition plays into the hands of Fidesz. READ MORE

New liberal party meets friendly fire

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Left-wing commentators deplore the decision of former SZDSZ President Gábor Fodor to found a new liberal party – in addition to a series of post-SZDSZ groupings. READ MORE