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Leftist analysts decry the absence of a real opposition

Monday, August 20th, 2018

A left-wing weekly carries two bitter comments complaining that while Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s party is united and purposeful, no opposition force worthy of that name is in sight. READ MORE

The end of alternating governance

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

A centrist political scientist blames the Left for its own sad plight. For the past 150 years, it was the norm that Hungary was ruled by one dominant party for decades. The Left missed its chance, while Fidesz has managed to fill the void, he suggests. READ MORE

Conservative recommendations for the opposition

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Two conservative columnists call on the opposition to stop futile street protests, and start doing their homework in Parliament. READ MORE

What comes after the election?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Two weeks after the Parliamentary election, weeklies and weekend editions of dailies from across the political spectrum wonder if and how the opposition can recover from such a devastating blow. READ MORE

Dispute among liberals over the fairness of election

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Three liberal intellectuals question the fairness and legitimacy of the April 8 election. Another liberal commentator suggests that by blaming their defeat purely on allegedly unfair circumstances, the Left could miss an opportunity to revise its strategy. READ MORE

The Left should start from scratch

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A moderate conservative pundit thinks that the Left should reconsider its policies in order to regain the support of voters. If they want to succeed, they need to completely change their strategy, he suggests. READ MORE

Prospects of the Left

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

A left-wing columnist suggests that the Left should reorganize itself from the grassroots – rather than through the existing political parties, if it ever intends to successfully challenge the government. READ MORE

Weeklies on the election

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

As the last polls predict the victory of the governing party in the Sunday election, weeklies ponder what may come after April 8. READ MORE

Former PM Gyurcsány urges opposition coordination

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

As Ferenc Gyurcsány invites opposition leaders including Jobbik’s Gábor Vona to coordinate their electoral strategies, a pro-government columnist thinks that by the April election, a broad anti-Fidesz coalition of left-wing parties and Jobbik will emerge. READ MORE

An insider on the gossip about Fidesz agents within the Left

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

A veteran left-wing columnist criticises both George Soros and DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány, for accusing unspecified left-wing personalities of conniving with the incumbent government. READ MORE