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Gyurcsány slams fellow opposition leaders

Saturday, April 8th, 2023

An independent analyst agrees with the DK leader who has stated that the opposition couldn’t achieve anything without him. A pro-government analyst suggests that Mr Gyurcsány’ party has grown at the expense of other opposition forces. READ MORE

Fidesz still far ahead in polls, despite spreading gloom

Friday, March 31st, 2023

A liberal analyst finds a striking contradiction between growing public pessimism about their own prospects and the continued support the ruling party enjoys among voters. READ MORE

An insider on the secret of Fidesz’s success

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

A pro-government pundit reveals the main points of his freshly published booklet in which he describes the political skills that have made the ruling party dominant and left it without real rivals in Hungarian politics. READ MORE

Disunity on March 15th

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of representing foreign interests, while a left-wing commentator laments the lack of unity within the opposition in celebrations to mark the anniversary of the 1848 revolution. READ MORE

A call to end opposition infighting

Saturday, March 11th, 2023

A veteran socialist politician urges opposition parties to regroup in time for next year’s local and European elections. READ MORE

Weeklies on season-opening opposition rallies

Monday, February 13th, 2023

Speeches by opposition leaders last weekend, at the start of the new ‘political season’ offer both pro-and anti-government commentators scant evidence that the opposition could mount a credible challenge to Fidesz in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Opposition starts the new year disunited

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

Commentators on both sides of the political divide are sceptical about the prospects of the opposition posing any kind of threat to Fidesz any time soon. READ MORE

Opposition candidate wins Jászberény by-election

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Commentators ponder the implications of the Jászberény mayoral by-election victory, by a Jobbik candidate supported by most left-wing parties. READ MORE

Ruminations on the weakness of the opposition

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Commentators all across the political spectrum agree that in its fragmented and weak szate, the opposition is not likely to be a challenge for Fidesz any time soon. READ MORE

Opposition ‘lack a grand narrative’

Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

A left-wing political scientist explains the Left’s failure to challenge Fidesz with the opposition parties’ failure to propose a grand vision that matches ‘the Hungarian psyche’. READ MORE