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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

Pride week rainbow flags stripped from city council buildings

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

As police launch a criminal procedure against a far-right former MP who stripped off the LGBT rainbow flag from two district council buildings,  a conservative critic of the government doubts whether exhibiting the flag was a wise move on the part of opposition city leaders. READ MORE

Opposition backs candidate despite anti-Semitic slurs

Monday, August 24th, 2020

A conservative liberal Jewish pundit finds it nauseating that opposition parties are willing to support what he calls an anti-Semitic, racist candidate in the October by-election in the district of Szerencs in north-east Hungary. 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

Showdown within Jobbik

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Right-wing commentators explain the infighting within the formerly radical right-wing party as a direct consequence of the shift toward moderation it embarked upon 5 years ago, under founding leader Gábor Vona. READ MORE

Jobbik elects new leader

Monday, February 17th, 2020

On the pages of a liberal weekly, the new chairman of the formerly far right party suggests that opposition parties should face the next elections with joint candidates for individual constituencies, but two separate party lists nationwide (the Hungarian electoral system combines both to elect a Parliament of 199 deputies). A pro-government weekly believes that after abandoning its former radical right-wing self, Jobbik now depends on the left-wing for survival. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Roma school segregation verdict

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Left-liberal weeklies are outraged by the Prime Minister’s opinion that ‘something should be done’ about the court sentence which compels the Gyöngyöspata Council to pay compensation to Roma families whose children were segregated at school from 2004 to 2012. Conservative authors suggest that the verdict is doing more harm than good. READ MORE