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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