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Weeklies on the electoral campaign

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Left-wing and liberal commentators lambast the campaigning style of the government, while pro-government weeklies see the electoral clash as a confrontation between ‘the forces of peace and sovereignty’ on the one hand, and ‘war and globalism’ on the other. READ MORE

Weeklies on the challenges facing the government

Monday, March 11th, 2024

A full month after the paedophile pardon scandal emerged, the weeklies believe that the subject left a deep scar on the stability of the government, although the opposition is not in better shape than before. READ MORE

President Sulyok accused of lying about his father

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

A liberal historian writes that the President’s father was a Nazi sympathiser, while a conservative author retorts that digging up the sins of the fathers of opponents is an unfair political practice. READ MORE

Weeklies on the past two critical weeks

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Opinions diverge on how successful the government and the opposition have been in tackling the paedophile pardon crisis and on Hungary’s long-drawn-out reluctance to ratify Sweden’s NATO membership. READ MORE

Gyurcsány criticised for attack on judges

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

A pro-government columnist is outraged by the remarks of the leader of the Democratic Coalition about judges. READ MORE

Opposition ‘doomed to lose elections’ for the foreseeable future

Saturday, January 27th, 2024

A pro-government commentator pinpoints the hubris of urban intellectuals as the main reason why the opposition is no match for Fidesz. READ MORE

Leftist columnist suggests two opposition electoral lists

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

An alt-left commentator finds it obvious that to maximise their chances, opposition parties should run for the forthcoming municipal elections on two parallel electoral liists. READ MORE

Rivalry trumps cooperation among opposition parties

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

An independent analyst forecasts an unprecedented defeat for the opposition in next year’s local and European elections. READ MORE

Weeklies on the meagre chances of the opposition

Monday, November 6th, 2023

As half a dozen opposition parties are busy building their own identities rather than preserving the alliance that failed to bring them to government in last year’s election, commentators tried to make sense of it all. READ MORE

Leading Momentum MEP accuses Gyurcsány of lying

Friday, October 27th, 2023

Anna Donáth who served as chair of Momentum before she went on maternity leave last year, devotes a full article to why the opposition cannot defeat Fidesz with the Democratic Coalition as its strongest component. READ MORE