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Overtime Bill protests: turning point for the Left, or pointless hysteria?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Pro-government commentators suggest that the anti-government protesters have no meaningful political objectives. Left-wing and liberal pundits, on the other hand, hope that the demonstrations can help create a broad anti-government coalition. READ MORE

Jobbik loses a third of its voters

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

A pro-government pundit thinks the formerly radical right-wing party is losing support because of its drift towards liberal and centrist positions which make its profile unrecognizable. READ MORE

LMP co-chair resigns

Friday, August 24th, 2018

A left-wing commentator explains LMP co-chair Széll’s resignation by referring to the LMP’s efforts to move to the centre stage. A pro-government blog doubts if LMP’s rebranding will pay off. READ MORE

Jobbik in free fall

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Commenting on the latest opinion polls, a pro-government analyst contends that Jobbik is in deep crisis, and will find it extremely hard to reverse its decline. READ MORE

Former Jobbik luminary launches new party

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

A pro-government columnist explains that Jobbik’s move to a more moderate stance led to the creation of the radical right-wing Our Homeland Movement, as announced by former Jobbik vice-President László Toroczkai.  READ MORE

Jobbik on the brink of a split

Monday, June 11th, 2018

As Jobbik expels radical right-wing László Toroczkai, two pro-government pundits wonder about the fate of Jobbik. READ MORE

Showdown within Jobbik

Friday, June 1st, 2018

A left-wing commentator suspects that once the radical wing is expelled from Jobbik, a new extreme right-wing party will compete with Jobbik for the same electorate. READ MORE

Jobbik in crisis

Friday, May 25th, 2018

As a radical figure sets up his own organised faction within Jobbik, one pro-government commentator predicts that the right-wing party is on an irreversible downhill path, while another suspects that the leader of the extremist rebellion is a secret agent. READ MORE

Jobbik elects new leader

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

One left-wing and one pro-government columnist ponder the implications of the election of Tamás Sneider, a former skinhead leader who now represents Jobbik ‘moderates’ as the new President of Jobbik. READ MORE

Saturday demonstration #2

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Commentators agree that the tens of thousands of people who attended the second Saturday demonstration against the government are still far from having clear political objectives. Otherwise, they express diametrically opposed views on this new movement. READ MORE