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Weeklies on the new government

Monday, May 30th, 2022

After the swearing-in of the new Cabinet ministers last week, the weeklies try to make sense of the new composition of Prime Minister Orbán’s government. Two left-wing weeklies lament the sad state of the opposition. READ MORE

Karácsony says opposition unfit to govern

Friday, May 20th, 2022

In an interview with an independent online news site, the Mayor of Budapest paints a gloomy picture of the current state of the opposition. READ MORE

Weeklies on the opposition a full month after its electoral defeat

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Commentators on both sides of the political spectrum suggest that the weaknesses which sealed the opposition’s fate during the elections have further deepened over the past weeks. READ MORE

Partial opposition walkout from inaugural session

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

A prominent pro-government historian condemns the decision by many opposition MPs, who walked out of the first session of Parliament after taking their oaths of office. READ MORE

Parliament begins 4-year term

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

As the newly elected national assembly meets for the first time, commentators ponder what role remains for an opposition
which fills less than one-third of the seats. READ MORE

A left-wing critique of the opposition

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

A former MP and founder of the green-left-wing LMP party attributes the electoral defeat of the opposition to liberal intellectuals who advocate what he disparagingly calls neoliberal ideologies and the import of progressive identity politics. READ MORE

Opposition landscape after defeat

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Neither a pro-government nor a centrist pundit believe the opposition is likely to honestly investigate the causes of their electoral defeat, and thus will miss yet another chance to reconsider their strategy. READ MORE

Weeklies on Fidesz’s crushing electoral victory

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Left-liberal authors hope that the opposition can pull itself together after its hugely disappointing performance at the general election on 3 April, while pro-government commentators rejoice over what they consider the right choice of the majority of the electorate. READ MORE

An independent analyst on Fidesz’s victory

Friday, April 8th, 2022

A former liberal party chair, who also served for a time as a Fidesz MP, ascribes the landslide victory of the government side to its success in embracing the concerns of blue-collar Hungary. READ MORE

Left-wing takes on the defeat of the opposition

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

The left-wing nationwide daily carries three opinion columns in one single issue on why the opposition suffered a crushing defeat in Sunday’s elections and what it should do next. READ MORE