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Gyurcsány accused of working against Márki-Zay

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

A pro-government columnist cites unnamed sources to allege that Ferenc Gyurcsány did his best to weaken Péter Márki-Zay in the election – to make sure that Márki-Zay could not contest Gyurcsány’s leadership on the Left. READ MORE

Weeklies on the elections – with two weeks’ hindsight

Monday, April 25th, 2022

Commentators still struggle to find consistent explanations for the fourth consecutive electoral victory of Fidesz on 3 April. There is even less clarity, however, on how the opposition can recover from its latest defeat. READ MORE

An independent analyst on Fidesz’s victory

Friday, April 8th, 2022

A former liberal party chair, who also served for a time as a Fidesz MP, ascribes the landslide victory of the government side to its success in embracing the concerns of blue-collar Hungary. READ MORE

Fidesz wins two-thirds majority for the fourth time in a row

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Both a pro-government and a liberal pundit predict that after Sunday’s landslide Fidesz victory, the opposition alliance will disintegrate. READ MORE

More comments on the Ukraine war

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Opposition-leaning commentators squarely condemn Russia, while pro-government ones agree to sanctions on Moscow but lambast the opposition candidate for Prime Minister who suggested Hungary should send weapons and soldiers to help Ukraine (although only if NATO asked her to). READ MORE

Another controversial statement by Péter Márki-Zay

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

A pro-government pundit lambasts opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay for suggesting that the opposition represents all currents, including fascists and communists. A left-wing commentator accuses the right of ignoring Márki-Zay’s clarification and apology. READ MORE

Weeklies on the electoral campaign

Monday, February 14th, 2022

As the electoral campaign officially kicks off, the weeklies analyse the political landscape and the various factors that might play a role in the run-up to the elections called for 3 April. READ MORE

Márki-Zay dismissed as ‘unfit’ for the job

Saturday, February 12th, 2022

A pro-government daily carries two articles on the same day sharply criticising the opposition candidate for Prime Minister. READ MORE

Fidesz appears to be ahead in electoral race

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

A liberal author reports that, just 54 days before the parliamentary elections, Fidesz stands a fair chance of defeating the opposition. She estimates that the governing party will do so by winning roughly the same number of votes for its national list, whilst reaping more mandates from individual constituencies. READ MORE

Márki-Zay depicted as a foreign agent

Saturday, February 5th, 2022

The leading pro-government daily accuses the opposition frontrunner of ‘collusion with foreign actors’. The paper claims that Márki-Zay’s movement as well as pro-opposition NGOs and journalists are financed by foreign sources who promote globalist and pro-migration views. READ MORE