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Weeklies on events since President Novák’s resignation

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Commentators assess a wide range of issues connected to the paedophile pardon scandal, from the role of women in politics to why the opposition parties seem unable to profit from the failures on the government side. READ MORE

Weeklies on resignations and the stability of the government

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Just as last week, when weeklies went to print too early to comment on President Novák’s resignation in the wake of the paedophile pardon scandal, this week they were already on the stands when former Culture Minister Zoltán Balog resigned as chief Bishop of the Calvinist church for his role in convincing the President to pardon a man convicted for assisting a paedophile offender. Nor could they react to the demonstration of tens of thousands of people in Budapest on Friday night. Commentators discuss the resignations of the past week and why despite successive crises, the government’s position appears unshaken. READ MORE

A majority of Hungarians don’t want a change of government

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

A left-wing columnist urges the opposition to show a convincing alternative to Hungarian voters. READ MORE

Opposition ‘doomed to lose elections’ for the foreseeable future

Saturday, January 27th, 2024

A pro-government commentator pinpoints the hubris of urban intellectuals as the main reason why the opposition is no match for Fidesz. READ MORE

Leftist columnist suggests two opposition electoral lists

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

An alt-left commentator finds it obvious that to maximise their chances, opposition parties should run for the forthcoming municipal elections on two parallel electoral liists. READ MORE

Hungary described as a ’leader democracy’

Saturday, January 13th, 2024

A leading sociologist believes that the incumbent government will be re-elected again and again at least for the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Weeklies’ expectations for the New Year

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Opposition-leaning commentators depict a pessimistic image of Hungary’s political future, while their pro-government counterparts hope that the country has left the difficulties of the past two years behind. READ MORE

Fragmented opposition ‘too weak’ to face the challenges of the New Year?

Sunday, December 31st, 2023

A left-wing columnist urges opposition parties to unite before they lose the positions they conquered in the 2019 municipal elections. READ MORE

Momentum steps up its attack on the DK

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

A left-wing website criticises Anna Donáth, Momentum’s most popular ‘face’, who excluded the possibility of jointly running with the Democratic Coalition for seats in the European Parliament or forming a joint electoral list with Ferenc Gyurcsány’s party in the future. READ MORE

Rivalry trumps cooperation among opposition parties

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

An independent analyst forecasts an unprecedented defeat for the opposition in next year’s local and European elections. READ MORE