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Left-Jobbik alliance under fire

Monday, February 18th, 2019

As PM Orbán and the President of the World Jewish Congress express mutual dismay over the prospect of an electoral alliance between the left-liberal side and Jobbik, commentators reassess the chances of that co-operation. READ MORE

First round of left-wing Budapest mayoral preliminary

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

As the Párbeszéd (Dialogue) candidate defeats the MSZP candidate in the first round of the Left’S Budapest mayoral preliminary election, both a left-wing and a pro-government columnist doubt whether the Left can defeat Fidesz in the capital. READ MORE

A liberal take on the Left’s alleged anti-Semitism

Friday, January 25th, 2019

A liberal commentator thinks that the Hungarian government is accusing the Left of anti-Semitism for purely strategic purposes. He also claims that, in the meantime, the government side relies on anti-Semitic tropes. READ MORE

Left accused of whitewashing Jobbik’s racism

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

A pro-government commentator claims that Jobbik has remained an anti-Semitic party, and finds it nauseating that the Left is willing to cooperate with the party, nonetheless. READ MORE

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

Strategic vacuum on the Left

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A Left-wing pundit laments the depressing disorientation in left-wing politics. He fears that the Socialists are about to squander their chance of winning the mayoral elections in Budapest next year. READ MORE

Hopeless situation of the Left unaltered

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Two left-wing political scientists agree that the Left is still preoccupied with its internal struggles for leadership, which makes it unlikely to become a serious challenger to Fidesz in the near future. READ MORE

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