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City Hall gate controversy continues

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

A pro-government columnist interprets a leaked recording as proof that the opposition is serving foreign interests, and would sell off and plunder the country if they win the 2022 April election. READ MORE

Budapest Mayor accused of planning to sell the City Hall

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Pro-government media accuse the Budapest Mayor of intending to sell the City Hall building. A left-wing commentator describes the allegation as mere fabrication. READ MORE

Weeklies on the primary runoff

Monday, October 11th, 2021

By the time the news broke on Friday that Klára Dobrev will face a single challenger, namely Péter Márki-Zay, in the second round of the primaries to choose the opposition prime ministerial candidate in next years elections, the weeklies were already on the newsstands. They could therefore not react to Gergely Karácsonys withdrawal from the race, but most did comment on MárkiZays surprisingly successful performance. READ MORE

Karácsony withdraws from the primary race

Saturday, October 9th, 2021

A pro-government daily reads Gergely  Karácsony’s decision to withdraw from the opposition primary as proof that he is a failed politician. A left-wing analyst lambasts him for releasing a string of contradictory statements. READ MORE

Márki Zay and Karácsony break up

Friday, October 8th, 2021

As the two mayors decide to run separately in the opposition primary run-off, a liberal commentator cautiously suggests that DK candidate Klára Dobrev might be the most promising opposition candidate for Prime Minister. READ MORE

Karácsony and Márki-Zay cannot run in tandem

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Jobbik’s founder and former leader – now a political analyst – suggests that since the two mayors cannot run together for the title of opposition prime ministerial candidate in next year’s election, Márki-Zay should withdraw his nomination to let Karácsony win the opposition primary. READ MORE

Opposition infighting in run-up to the Primary 2nd round

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

A left-wing pundit is saddened by the accusations hurled at each other by the two sides, as the runner-up and the number three stand together to challenge the winner of the first round. READ MORE

Karácsony and Márki-Zay in tandem against Dobrev

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

As DK luminaries and Jobbik’s leader accuse the mayors of Budapest and Hódmezővásárhely of plotting to reverse the result of the first round of the opposition primary, a left-wing analyst points out that pacts are normal in a two-round election. A former pro-Jobbik commentator condemns Jobbik for allying itself with Ferenc Gyurcsány’s party. READ MORE

Weeklies on discord within the opposition over proposals to scrap the 2011 constitution

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Commentators across the political spectrum wonder whether, if they win the election next April, the opposition could or would revoke the Fundamental Law – even in the absence of the required two-thirds majority in Parliament. READ MORE

Dobrev wins first round of opposition primary

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

A left-liberal author ponders Klára Dobrev’s chances of winning the second round of the opposition primaries, and then of a Dobrev-led opposition defeating Fidesz in April 2022. A pro-government columnist believes that the primary has helped to entrench Ferenc Gyurcsány’s alleged control of the Left. READ MORE