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Chances of the opposition in 2022

Friday, September 4th, 2020

A centrist analyst believes that it is impossible to predict who will win the 2022 election. The opposition has more chance of challenging Fidesz than in the past three elections, he suggests, but this does not imply that the joint opposition can triumph. READ MORE

Opposition parties to run united in 2022

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Analysts from left and right believe equally that, for the first time in 10 years, the possibility of an opposition victory cannot be discounted. READ MORE

Opposition backs candidate despite anti-Semitic slurs

Monday, August 24th, 2020

A conservative liberal Jewish pundit finds it nauseating that opposition parties are willing to support what he calls an anti-Semitic, racist candidate in the October by-election in the district of Szerencs in north-east Hungary. READ MORE

Left-liberal thoughts on possible opposition strategies

Monday, August 17th, 2020

As the final editions of all the weeklies went to print before the agreement on Friday by opposition party leaders to stand behind a single candidate in all constituencies at the next general election in 2022, they carry commentaries on the opposition’s options in general terms only. READ MORE

70 Socialists dream of electoral victory

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

A veteran Socialist politician describes a vision outlined by a group of his colleagues on how to promote opposition victory at the elections in two years’ time. READ MORE

Sceptical opinions on the chances of the Left

Monday, June 29th, 2020

A left-wing commentator calls on the opposition to boycott the 2022 Parliamentary election. An alt-left blogger thinks that in the absence of a clear vision and strong local presence, the opposition cannot defeat Fidesz. A pro-government columnist contends that the opposition’s ‘Frankenstein coalition’ would be corrupt. READ MORE

A wake-up call for the opposition

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

A centrist political scientist thinks the government has been successful in handling the coronavirus emergency, while the opposition has remained almost invisible throughout the past three months. READ MORE

Opposition accused of irresponsible behaviour

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

A conservative commentator accuses the opposition of opportunistic irresponsibility for refusing to support the government’s new law on extending the virus emergency. READ MORE

Restrictions on movement to fight the virus pandemic

Monday, March 30th, 2020

As the government announces a partial curfew in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, commentators ponder the implications for the pandemic and the lives of ordinary Hungarians. READ MORE

Opposition refuses accelerated vote on emergency extension

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Opposition refuses accelerated vote on emergency extension

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of using Monday’s parliamentary session to smear the Prime Minister, while a critic of the government deems the attitude of the parliamentary majority recklessly uncompromising. An independent analyst warns against political hysteria on both sides. READ MORE