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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

Opposition row in Budapest

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

As recriminations erupt among opposition parties in the capital, instead of the hoped for full electoral agreement, left-wing outlets lambast Jobbik and the LMP, while a pro-government commentator rejoices over the incompetence of the opposition. READ MORE

Parliament approves Fidesz family protection plan

Monday, April 8th, 2019

A pro-government official finds it reassuring that most opposition MPs voted in favour of the government’s family protection bill. A left-wing analyst and a liberal weekly, on the other hand, lambast opposition representatives whom they accuse of selling out to Fidesz. READ MORE

Opposition parties still on the back foot

Monday, March 25th, 2019

A pro-government and two left-wing liberal commentators find it unlikely that the opposition parties can seize the opportunity offered by the difficulties Fidesz is having with the European People’s Party to defeat the governing party in the near future. Another left-wing columnist is more optimistic, as he thinks that the opposition could successfully mobilize undecided pro-EU voters in the European Parliamentary elections. READ MORE

First round of left-wing Budapest mayoral preliminary

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

As the Párbeszéd (Dialogue) candidate defeats the MSZP candidate in the first round of the Left’S Budapest mayoral preliminary election, both a left-wing and a pro-government columnist doubt whether the Left can defeat Fidesz in the capital. READ MORE

Anti-government protests running out of steam

Monday, January 28th, 2019

A left-wing columnist suggests that the demonstrations against the government’s so-called ‘slave law’ are losing momentum. READ MORE