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Row over electoral law amendments

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

A pro-government columnist finds opposition criticism of the amendments proposed to the electoral law groundless and even absurd, arguing that the proposal targeting tiny pseudo-parties. A liberal commentator agrees that the proposed changes are not all unfavourable for the opposition, but nonetheless deems it problematic that the government tables such important policy reforms under the coronavirus emergency. READ MORE

More repercussions of the Borsod by-election

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Pundits across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the joint opposition candidate’s defeat in the Borsod 6 district by-election. READ MORE

Fidesz candidate wins by-election

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

As the governing party candidate wins the by-election in the Borsod 6 constituency in northeast Hungary, a pro-government commentator predicts a tough battle between Fidesz and the opposition in the 2022 Parliamentary election. A left-wing pundit believes that the opposition needs credible messages to defeat Fidesz. READ MORE

Analyst thinks Election 2022 is ’mission possible’ for the opposition

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

A centrist political observer believes the united opposition might well defeat Fidesz in 2022 – but in its present state would be unable to govern successfully. READ MORE

Fidesz candidates win two local elections

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

A pro-government columnist takes the results of Sunday’s local elections as proof that the opposition parties stand no chance to defeat Fidesz in 2022. His left-wing counterpart calls for more unity on the Left. READ MORE

Opposition hopes pinned on COVID crisis

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Critics of the government believe that a protracted COVID crisis and its impact on the economy might give the opposition a chance to send the government packing. READ MORE

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