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Jobbik leader resigns

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
A pro-government and a centrist columnist comment on Péter Jakab’s announcement that he is stepping down as leader of Jobbik. They suggest that his major political mistake was to abandon the radical right-wing ideology of his party, and side with the Left.

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Gyurcsány accused of working against Márki-Zay

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

A pro-government columnist cites unnamed sources to allege that Ferenc Gyurcsány did his best to weaken Péter Márki-Zay in the election – to make sure that Márki-Zay could not contest Gyurcsány’s leadership on the Left. READ MORE

A first reaction to PM Orbán’s State of the Nation address

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

A pro-government commentator agrees with the Prime Minister that the victory of the Left in the April election would bring Hungary back to globalist pro-Brussels policies and would be devastating for Hungary. READ MORE

A televised duel between Orbán and Márki-Zay deemed unlikely

Monday, January 31st, 2022

A liberal media expert and a highly opinionated right-wing pundit equally believe that Prime Minister Orbán will not agree to a televised debate with the opposition front-runner in the run-up to the April election. READ MORE

Debate on election debate

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

A left-wing commentator claims that Prime Minister Orbán is afraid to participate in a public debate with opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay because he has no meaningful policy vision. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, contends that PM Orbán should not engage with ‘liars’ in public. READ MORE

Weeklies on Macron, Márki-Zay and the Constitutional Court

Monday, December 20th, 2021

In their last issues before the end of the year, most weeklies concentrate on the Christmas festivities. Pro-government media largely avoid analysis of the political events of the week, while the main left-wing media find several developments worthy of comment. READ MORE

Márki-Zay asks Gyurcsány not to campaign

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

A pro-government commentator doesn’t believe that Márki-Zay can silence Ferenc Gyurcsány. On the contrary, she remains convinced that the opposition frontrunner is the DK leader’s pawn. READ MORE

Pro-government weeklies on the anti-Gyurcsány movie film

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Pro-government film producer Gábor Kálomista’s new thriller on the street clashes and brutal police clampdown before and on the anniversary of the 1956 revolution in 2006 is proving a great success among the pro-government public. 15 years after the controversial events took place with Ferenc Gyurcsány as Prime Minister, remembering those days has been one of the main themes of this year’s celebration of the anniversary on the government side. (For the 2006 riots, see e.g., BudaPost, September 5, 2011.) READ MORE

Márki-Zay gathers support among intellectuals

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Critics of both the government and of the opposition parties welcome the result of the opposition primary but wonder what the programme of the centrist candidate for Prime Minister will be and how he will put it through. READ MORE

Reactions to the opposition primary from the pro-Fidesz camp

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Critics of the opposition ruminate on what the government side should do after Péter Márki-Zay, an outsider, managed to defeat opposition party leaders and become Prime Minister Orbán’s challenger in next April’s parliamentary elections. READ MORE