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Left and right still divided on the 2006 riots

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Responding to a proposal to erect a statue to the victims of police brutality in 2006, a leftwing journalist suggests that police officers wounded by rioters would also deserve a statue in Budapest. READ MORE

Horn Street controversy goes to court

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

Although Budapest City Hall has refused to rename Gyula Horn Promenade, a pro-government commentator vows that no streets or public squares will be named after the erstwhile Socialist Prime Minister in the future. READ MORE

Gyula Horn Street to be renamed

Saturday, March 25th, 2023

A pro-government pundit welcomes the decision of the Budapest Government Commissioner to have the Gyula Horn Promenade renamed. READ MORE

Budapest names street after Gyula Horn

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Right-wing and liberal commentators are equally critical of the decision by the Budapest Municipal Council to name a street after former Socialist Prime Minister Gyula Horn. They oppose the decision on account of Horn’s past as a member of the communist militia set up after the 1956 revolution. READ MORE

Former Vice Chairman says the MSZP is doomed

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

A former leading Socialist politician explains to a pro-government journalist why he left his party and founded a new one which, he hopes, will soon overtake the MSZP in terms of popularity. READ MORE

Tributes to Magda Kósa Kovács

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Commentators praise the defunct Socialist politician for her honesty. READ MORE

Why the Right is successful

Monday, June 9th, 2014

A liberal analyst thinks the Left has not found a language that could make its messages convincing, while the govenring conservatives are keen on reacting to people’s everyday concerns. READ MORE

Former PM Horn dies at 81

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Commentators remember the former Prime Minister, and agree that Gyula Horn could become a key figure of the transition because he remained a committed Socialist. READ MORE

Hungary, land of promises

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Hungary has grown accustomed to overspending and over-borrowing, and its political parties have fed the population a diet of unrealistic welfare promises. But the leading conservative commentator believes the present government has chosen a new path. READ MORE