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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

A televised duel between Orbán and Márki-Zay deemed unlikely

Monday, January 31st, 2022

A liberal media expert and a highly opinionated right-wing pundit equally believe that Prime Minister Orbán will not agree to a televised debate with the opposition front-runner in the run-up to the April election. READ MORE

Opposition ‘should prove it can govern’

Friday, January 28th, 2022

An independent but opposition-leaning pundit lambasts the leaders of the opposition for still not coming forward with a consistent government program. READ MORE

Márki Zay calls pro-government journalists ’handicapped’

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

The opposition frontrunner is criticised for his inadvertent use of sensitive terms. READ MORE

Left-wing pundit demands more media space for Márki-Zay

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

A left-wing commentator urges the public media to grant regular airtime to the opposition candidate for Prime Minister. READ MORE

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