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Government side campaign puts Gyurcsány in its centre

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Pro-government commentators claim in unison that the opposition is the ideological heir of the 2006 ‘Őszöd speech’ and ensuing police violence. They also insist that the opposition is still led by former PM Gyucsány from behind the scenes. A left-wing author dismisses that as pure propaganda. READ MORE

15 years after the Őszöd speech

Friday, May 28th, 2021

On the 15th anniversary of the ‘Őszöd speech’, a pro-government commentator finds it outrageous that former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány is still active in Hungarian politics – and is even threatening politicians of the current government with imprisonment. READ MORE

Karácsony launches his movement

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

A left-wing columnist welcomes 99, the new movement launched by the Mayor of Budapest, who officially announced his candidacy for the post of Prime Minister next year. A right-wing news site, on the other hand, dismisses it as a sham. READ MORE

DK nominates Klára Dobrev for PM

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

A liberal weekly suggests that Klára Dobrev’s nomination for the opposition primary was a necessity for the Democratic Coalition, while in reality she has no intention of leaving her job as a Member of the European Parliament. READ MORE

Criticism of Gyurcsány’s ‘there will be no mercy’ comment

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Pro-government commentators take Mr Gyurcsány’s threat at face value, compare him to past communist executioners and question his sanity. READ MORE

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