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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

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