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Weeklies on the electoral campaign

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Left-wing and liberal commentators lambast the campaigning style of the government, while pro-government weeklies see the electoral clash as a confrontation between ‘the forces of peace and sovereignty’ on the one hand, and ‘war and globalism’ on the other. READ MORE

Magyar and Vitézy seen as harbingers of a new opposition

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

A commentator believes that any real threat to Fidesz rule may come from within the ruling party itself. READ MORE

Dávid Vitézy runs for Mayor of Budapest

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Analysts ponder the impact of the public transport expert entering the mayoral election in June. READ MORE

Leftist columnist suggests two opposition electoral lists

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

An alt-left commentator finds it obvious that to maximise their chances, opposition parties should run for the forthcoming municipal elections on two parallel electoral liists. READ MORE

Tug of war over Budapest public transport continues

Thursday, January 11th, 2024

A commentator hopes the government and Budapest will find a compromise on financing public transport in and around the capital. READ MORE

Weeklies’ expectations for the New Year

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Opposition-leaning commentators depict a pessimistic image of Hungary’s political future, while their pro-government counterparts hope that the country has left the difficulties of the past two years behind. READ MORE

Two critical takes on the mayor of Budapest

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

Six months before local elections, an environmentalist, and an alt-left critic of Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony acknowledge his good intentions but find his performance unsatisfactory. READ MORE

Parliament to change the Budapest electoral system

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators accuse Fidesz of using far-right Mi Hazánk to change the electoral rules in Budapest in order to make it more difficult for the liberal Mayor to run the capital. READ MORE

Karácsony accused of accepting foreign electoral donations

Thursday, June 29th, 2023

A pro-government columnist ridicules the explanations of the Mayor of Budapest about the donations his organisation received in foreign currencies in the runup to last year’s general elections. READ MORE

City of Budapest faces bankruptcy

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023

As Budapest announces austerity measures, opinions diverge on whom to blame for the financial troubles of the capital. READ MORE