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Fekete-Győr to run in opposition primary

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

A pro-government site believes that the leader of Momentum has no chance of becoming Prime Minister Orbán’s challenger in next year’s election. READ MORE

Former PM Gyurcsány’s state of the nation address

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Prime Minister Orbán has announced that he is postponing his annual state of the nation address due to the coronavirus situation. Meanwhile former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány, in his own customary missive at about the same time, blasts the government for what he calls its ineffective and inconsistent measures to battle the pandemic. READ MORE

Prospects of the joint opposition in the 2022 election

Monday, December 28th, 2020

A pro-government pundit suggests that the opposition alliance is held together only by hatred of the Orbán government. Two centrist pundits debate the opposition’s vision. READ MORE

LMP joins opposition alliance

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

A pro-government commentator interprets the decision of the Politics Can Be Different Party to join the opposition cooperation in the 2022 election to mean that former PM Gyurcsány ‘now has full control’ of the opposition parties. READ MORE

Gábor Vona sceptical on opposition chances

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

In his first interview with Magyar Nemzet since his resignation as chairman of Jobbik, Gábor Vona argues that the opposition parties are competing for the same electorate rather than trying to broaden their combined constituency. READ MORE

Opposition boycotts anniversary celebration of regime change

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

A liberal philosopher accuses Fidesz of expropriating the 1990 regime change, while a pro-government analyst suggests that history will remember the opposition’s refusal to take part in an historic remembrance event. READ MORE

Ferenc Gyurcsány’s bid for the leadership of the opposition

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist claim in unison that former Prime Minister Gyurcsány is becoming the leader of the opposition. READ MORE

Budapest theatre directors appointed under double political pressure

Friday, February 28th, 2020

A right-wing columnist castigates the Budapest Mayor for taking what he calls politically motivated decisions against the advice of a professional panel, while a left-wing outlet accuses the government of meddling in theatre nominations. READ MORE

Two MSZP mayors join the DK

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Commenting on the decision of two recently elected Budapest district mayors to leave the Socialist Party and join the Democratic Coalition, a left-wing columnist believes such ‘tug-of-war games’ within the opposition will harm their electoral chances. READ MORE

DK politician accused of racism

Friday, January 31st, 2020
As Christian democrats and the Fidesz youth organisation decided to hold a demonstration against what they perceive as racist remarks by a DK politician, opinions sharply diverge about the incident.