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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

Chances of left-wing cooperation

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

According to a left-wing and a liberal pundit, left-wing opposition parties can defeat Fidesz in the autumn Budapest municipal elections. A pro-government commentator suspects that even existing cooperation agreements will have to be renegotiated by the two strongest opposition parties. READ MORE

First reactions to EP election results

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Columnists all across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the European Parliamentary election on Hungarian and European Union politics. READ MORE

Opposition parties run separately for the EP elections

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A pro-government analyst describes the chances of all opposition forces in the EU elections as poor. A liberal weekly hopes they will run united in the mayoral elections this autumn and in the parliamentary elections in three years’ time. READ MORE

Left-wing war pits all against all

Monday, November 6th, 2017

As left-wing parties continue to argue over whether to run jointly or separately in next Spring’s general election, commentators across the political spectrum agree that the Left has little chance to defeat Fidesz in 2018. Left-wing parties, they assume, are competing with each other to lead the opposition, rather than with the governing parties. READ MORE

Fidesz keeps its lead in the polls

Monday, September 11th, 2017

As Fidesz seems immovable from its ruling position, left-liberal analysts wonder if half-hearted co-operation among left-wing opposition parties is the reason why their chances of winning next year’s election are so meagre. READ MORE

Momentum’s anti-Putin protest

Friday, September 1st, 2017

A centrist commentator thinks that increasingly hysterical anti-Russian rhetoric by left-wing and liberal parties will further alienate moderate voters. READ MORE

Momentum launches action group

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

A left-wing analyst suggests that the Momentum party’s grassroots action plan emulates the Fidesz civic circles of the early 2000s and will prove counterproductive. The leading pro-government daily suspects that Momentum’s scheme is financed by George Soros. READ MORE

Momentum approaches parliamentary threshold

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

As opinion polls register the new party founded by young intellectuals as the preferred choice of 3 per cent of decided voters, a left-wing analyst believes that sooner or later they might have to take sides in Hungary’s deply polarised landscape.  READ MORE

Small opposition parties at war?

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

A conservative commentator interprets a Reflektor article criticising Momentum as a sign of a pre-electoral war between LMP and Momentum. He assumes that the idea of an electoral alliance uniting them and two other small opposition parties is doomed to failure. READ MORE