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Weeklies on the state of the opposition a full year after the last general election

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators paint a desolate picture of the chances of the opposition to vote Fidesz out of office any time soon. A pro-government columnist describes the recipe that in his mind has kept the governing forces unchallenged over the past years. READ MORE

Jobbik changes name

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Neither a pro-government nor a left-wing commentator believe that Jobbik can turn the tide and end its decline by rebranding itself as a conservative party. READ MORE

Opposition candidate wins Jászberény by-election

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Commentators ponder the implications of the Jászberény mayoral by-election victory, by a Jobbik candidate supported by most left-wing parties. READ MORE

Endgame within Jobbik?

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

As the recently deposed chairman of Jobbik leaves his party and announces he is setting up a new one, a pro-government pundit rejoices at the sight of what he calls an increasingly unserious and fragmented opposition. READ MORE

Former Jobbik leader doubts that Gyöngyösi can resuscitate party

Friday, July 8th, 2022

The founder of the originally radical right-wing party finds it highly improbable that his fourth successor at the helm of Jobbik can turn his battered organisation into a successful moderate conservative political force. READ MORE

Jobbik leader resigns

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
A pro-government and a centrist columnist comment on Péter Jakab’s announcement that he is stepping down as leader of Jobbik. They suggest that his major political mistake was to abandon the radical right-wing ideology of his party, and side with the Left.

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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