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Opposition braces for next year’s election

Monday, March 1st, 2021

As opinion polls put the opposition parties combined at just over 50 per cent of probable voters, pundits in left-liberal weeklies ponder their chances and the tools available to them, to defeat Fidesz next year. READ MORE

Anti-lockdown demonstrations in Budapest

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

A pro-government commentator accuses the opposition of trying to slow down the fight against the coronavirus in the hope that they can boost their support if another wave of the pandemic hit Hungary. READ MORE

Biden’s victory seen as a model for Hungary’s Left

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

A former MSZP leader urges the opposition to set out the concrete measures they would take if they win next year’s parliamentary election. READ MORE

Liberal analyst on the chances of the opposition in 2022

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

A political scientist from the Central European University (CEU) studies the latest opinion polls and cautions the opposition against believing that they have already closed the popularity gap and caught up with Fidesz. READ MORE

Further comments on the lessons of 2020

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Opponents of the government find the administration at fault in both home and international politics, while being dissatisfied with the performance of the opposition. A pro-government analyst describes the government’s conflicts with international partners as a clash over national sovereignty. READ MORE

First appraisals of 2020

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Political commentators on both sides of the political divide depict 2020 in dark colours and brace for even tougher clashes next year. READ MORE

A left-liberal take on electoral chances

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

An op-ed article in the nationwide left-wing daily suggests that the opposition should abandon its cosmopolitan rhetoric and produce less compromised leaders to stand a fair chance of defeating Fidesz. READ MORE

Prospects of the joint opposition in the 2022 election

Monday, December 28th, 2020

A pro-government pundit suggests that the opposition alliance is held together only by hatred of the Orbán government. Two centrist pundits debate the opposition’s vision. READ MORE

Christmas in the shadow of Covid-19

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

In their Christmas opinion articles, a conservative and a liberal commentator ponder the broader implications of the pandemic. READ MORE

Opposition parties join forces

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

As the main opposition parties announce their agreement to run jointly in the 2022 Parliamentary election, a pro-government and a left-wing pundit assess their chances. READ MORE