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A left-wing defence of MEPs voting against Fidesz candidates

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

A left-wing commentator takes up the defence of the Hungarian Members of the European Parliament, who prevented three Fidesz nominees from being elected vice chairmen of EP subcommittees. READ MORE

A liberal critique of left-wing MEPs

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

A veteran liberal commentator strongly disagrees with opposition MEPs who voted against Fidesz candidates for various posts within the European Parliament. READ MORE

Karácsony wins opposition mayoral primary

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Pro-government analysts predict that the infighting which has plagued the opposition will continue beyond the Budapest mayoral primary. A left-wing and a liberal pundit, on the other hand, hope that the primary has united the opposition behind a candidate that can successfully challenge Fidesz in the capital. READ MORE

Opposition primary in the home stretch

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

A day before the closing of the Budapest mayoral primary, a pro-government and a left-wing commentator offer diametrically opposed assessments of the candidates as well as their merits. READ MORE

Weeklies on the chances of the opposition

Monday, June 24th, 2019

As opposition supporters cast their votes to decide on the challenger to Budapest Mayor István Tarlós in the local elections in the autumn, commentators ruminate on the chances of the opposition inside and outside Budapest. READ MORE

Left-wing infighting for leadership

Monday, June 17th, 2019

After the emergence of two new left-wing candidates for the post of Budapest Mayor, commentators across the political spectrum ponder the Left’s chances of defeating Fidesz in the fall municipal elections. READ MORE

DK seen as the winner of the opposition contest

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

A pro-government analyst predicts that the EP election will help the Democratic Coalition to become the leading force of of the opposition, although not a match for Fidesz. READ MORE

A desperate opposition view on local elections

Friday, April 26th, 2019

A left-wing commentator believes that the political class is too attracted to centralism for the local elections scheduled for the autumn to make any real sense. READ MORE

Big Fidesz victory forecast in EP election

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Five weeks ahead of the European Parliamentary election, both pro-government and left-leaning pundits predict a Fidesz victory. READ MORE

Opposition unity scuttled in Budapest

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A lberal weekly condemns opposition parties for being unable to unite in the mayoral race in Budapest. READ MORE