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Opposing views on the rival March 15 celebrations

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Left-wing commentators are appalled by PM Orbán’s new slogan: “We will not be a colony.”  Their right-wing counterparts welcome the presence of the Prime Minister’s Polish supporters at the celebrations on the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution. READ MORE

Liberal commentator on the weakness of the opposition

Friday, March 16th, 2012

A liberal commentator deplores the fact that after almost two years of Fidesz rule, the national holiday of March 15 is being celebrated by a divided opposition, and that opposition groups have still not produced a credible alternative to PM Orbán’s government. READ MORE

Anti-government platform lacks coherent program

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Liberal and conservative pundits wonder if the anti-government NGOs and the opposition parties have a program which could constitute a real alternative to the Orbán government.  The commentators suggest the anti-government groups have no clear ideas about what they want to do after ousting Orbán. If successful, such politics would only perpetuate populist rhetoric, they argue. READ MORE