Entries RSS Feed Share Send to Facebook Tweet This Accessible version

Debate on election debate

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

A left-wing commentator claims that Prime Minister Orbán is afraid to participate in a public debate with opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay because he has no meaningful policy vision. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, contends that PM Orbán should not engage with ‘liars’ in public. READ MORE

Weeklies weigh up Márki-Zay

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Pro-government pundits claim the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is absolutely unfit for the job. Left-wing commentators also remark on his clumsiness, but disagree whether this is a weakness or a strength. READ MORE

Márki-Zay’s Sunday live stream criticised

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

A left-wing analyst fears that the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is further harming his chances by frequently speaking in public. READ MORE

Weeklies on the stakes in the April election

Monday, January 10th, 2022

The two leading liberal weeklies urge the opposition to stand firm behind Péter Márki-Zay, despite his gaffes. A pro-government commentator fears that the national interest would be compromised if Fidesz loses. Another right-wing pundit speculates that foreign powers will intervene to help the opposition in the campaign. READ MORE

Márki-Zay to be left without own parliamentary group

Friday, January 7th, 2022

A pro-government commentator writes that the opposition parties wanted to teach Péter Márki-Zay a lesson by not allowing him to put his own candidates on the opposition ballot. A liberal pundit thinks that Márki-Zay’s party could have wooed moderate supporters, thus its exclusion could cost them votes. READ MORE

Márki-Zay’s controversial words on Covid victims

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

A pro-government commentator lambasts opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay for saying that elderly Fidesz voters have been decimated by the pandemic. A left-wing columnist accuses the pro-government media of deliberately defaming Márki-Zay. READ MORE

Liberal pollster finds Fidesz ahead of opposition

Friday, December 31st, 2021

A veteran liberal public opinion expert confirms earlier reports which depicted the opposition as too preoccupied with infighting rather than jointly campaigning, barely three months ahead of the next parliamentary election. READ MORE

More analysts see the opposition in crisis

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

A left-wing and a conservative commentator agree that the opposition has lost the momentum it gained during the October primaries when it chose its candidates for Prime Minister and for the 106 individual electoral constituencies. READ MORE

Opposition doldrums

Monday, December 27th, 2021

A liberal commentator thinks that growing distrust between the opposition parties is weakening their chances the April Parliamentary election. READ MORE

Weeklies on Macron, Márki-Zay and the Constitutional Court

Monday, December 20th, 2021

In their last issues before the end of the year, most weeklies concentrate on the Christmas festivities. Pro-government media largely avoid analysis of the political events of the week, while the main left-wing media find several developments worthy of comment. READ MORE