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The Left braces for the municipal elections

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

A liberal commentator calls rural pro-government voters ‘simpletons’ and urges urban left-wing liberals to educate them. A left-wing analyst thinks that the opposition’s efforts to mobilize through petitions and referenda are counterproductive. READ MORE

Leading right-wing daily lambasts green politics

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Two pro-government columnists find the Left’s green turn complacent and ideologically driven. READ MORE

Views on the success of Europe’s green parties

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

A left-wing political analyst and a conservative commentator wonder why green parties have become so popular in Western Europe, and how the advance of environmental thinking will impacts mainstream parties. READ MORE

Opposition primary in the home stretch

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

A day before the closing of the Budapest mayoral primary, a pro-government and a left-wing commentator offer diametrically opposed assessments of the candidates as well as their merits. READ MORE

An alt-left critique of the Left

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

The founder of the LMP thinks that the two parties that have risen to prominence within the opposition represent two equally hopeless versions of liberalism and therefore offer therefore no real alternatives to Fidesz. READ MORE

Veteran pundit warns against left-wing infighting

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

A former leading Népszabadság columnist is worried as recriminations abound among rival left-wing candidates in the runup to the second round of the Budapest mayoral primaries. READ MORE

Left-wing infighting for leadership

Monday, June 17th, 2019

After the emergence of two new left-wing candidates for the post of Budapest Mayor, commentators across the political spectrum ponder the Left’s chances of defeating Fidesz in the fall municipal elections. READ MORE

Weeklies on new balance of power on the left

Monday, June 10th, 2019

A right-wing analyst ponders whether Fidesz will once again have to face a single left-wing opponent, just like a decade ago, while left-wing commentators wonder whether Momentum will be able to represent a liberal pole on the Hungarian political scene. READ MORE

Big Fidesz victory forecast in EP election

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Five weeks ahead of the European Parliamentary election, both pro-government and left-leaning pundits predict a Fidesz victory. READ MORE

Opposition parties still on the back foot

Monday, March 25th, 2019

A pro-government and two left-wing liberal commentators find it unlikely that the opposition parties can seize the opportunity offered by the difficulties Fidesz is having with the European People’s Party to defeat the governing party in the near future. Another left-wing columnist is more optimistic, as he thinks that the opposition could successfully mobilize undecided pro-EU voters in the European Parliamentary elections. READ MORE