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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

Ferenc Gyurcsány’s bid for the leadership of the opposition

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist claim in unison that former Prime Minister Gyurcsány is becoming the leader of the opposition. READ MORE

Opposition wins Dunaújváros by-election

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

A liberal commentator interprets the opposition victory in the Dunaújváros Parliamentary by-election as proof that opposition voters have no qualms in supporting any joint candidate, regardless of their ideological leaning. READ MORE

Jobbik elects new leader

Monday, February 17th, 2020

On the pages of a liberal weekly, the new chairman of the formerly far right party suggests that opposition parties should face the next elections with joint candidates for individual constituencies, but two separate party lists nationwide (the Hungarian electoral system combines both to elect a Parliament of 199 deputies). A pro-government weekly believes that after abandoning its former radical right-wing self, Jobbik now depends on the left-wing for survival. READ MORE

Pundit proposes “impeachment” of PM Orbán

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

A left-liberal analyst suggests that the opposition should stage a symbolic public trial to prove its claim that the Prime Minister has been ruining Hungarian democracy. READ MORE

User guides for political rivals

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

As both Fidesz and the opposition brace themselves for the 2022 elections, two authors ponder what might make each successful. READ MORE

Prospects of a united opposition

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
A left-wing as well as a pro-government commentator think that the opposition needs first of all a strong and charismatic leader to unite voters dissatisfied with the current government.

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Weeklies’ New Year editorials

Monday, January 6th, 2020

In their first issues of 2020, the weeklies try to make sense of what happened in 2019 and assess what Hungary may expect in the New Year. READ MORE