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A left-wing take on the Left’s defeat

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

A leftist analyst describes PM Orbán’s fourth consecutive landslide electoral victory as a historic setback for the Left. READ MORE

Jobbik’s demise explained

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

A pro-government analyst sees Jobbik’s poor performance as the main cause for the crushing defeat suffered by the opposition at the Parliamentary election on 3 April. READ MORE

Left accused of teaming up with Nazis

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

The leading pro-government daily devotes two comments in as many issues to accuse the left of condoning pro-Nazi behaviour in its bid for power two weeks before the general election. READ MORE

Márki-Zay to be left without own parliamentary group

Friday, January 7th, 2022

A pro-government commentator writes that the opposition parties wanted to teach Péter Márki-Zay a lesson by not allowing him to put his own candidates on the opposition ballot. A liberal pundit thinks that Márki-Zay’s party could have wooed moderate supporters, thus its exclusion could cost them votes. READ MORE

Jobbik leader criticised for using homophobic language against the PM

Friday, September 24th, 2021

A left-wing commentator calls on opposition leaders to dissociate themselves from a statement by Jobbik leader Péter Jakab who threatened PM Orbán that he might find himself in prison and be raped by criminals there, in case the opposition wins next year’s election. READ MORE

Left accused of collaborating with ‘neo-Nazis’

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

A pro-government commentator accuses the Left of abandoning their values by cooperating with Jobbik politicians who in the past expressed racist and homophobic views. READ MORE

Left-wing analyst defends inclusion of Jobbik in opposition alliance

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

A left-wing political scientist acknowledges that some of the values espoused by Jobbik are anathema to left-wing and liberal voters, but he nonetheless believes that Jobbik should be part of the opposition cooperation. READ MORE

Debate on the ban on the promotion of homosexuality

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Ahead of the vote in Parliament on Tuesday, left-wing critics condemned a bill banning the promotion of homosexuality among children under the age of 18. Pro-government authors passionately disagree with criticism of the bill. READ MORE

Democratic Coalition and Jobbik conclude primary pact

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Jobbik’s former leader explains the reasons behind such a surprising alliance, while a conservative pundit accuses Jobbik of betraying its origins. A leftist commentator lambasts Jobbik and Karácsony for supporting a Socialist candidate accused of corruption. READ MORE

Opposition debate rules for the primary

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

As Jobbik’s Péter Jakab appears to edge forward as the most popular opposition candidate for Prime Minister, opposition parties are discussing whether online voting should be allowed at the primaries. READ MORE