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Hopeless situation of the Left unaltered

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Two left-wing political scientists agree that the Left is still preoccupied with its internal struggles for leadership, which makes it unlikely to become a serious challenger to Fidesz in the near future. READ MORE

Competing strategies from two former party leaders

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The former leaders of the MSZP and of Jobbik depict the political landscape from their own perspectives, and outline the strategies they believe the opposition should follow. READ MORE

Left-wing opposition protests against government

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

A pro-government commentator accuses left-wing parties that supported the recent resolution of the European Parliament to punish Hungary, of treason. An alt-left blogger thinks that the Left’s call for demonstrations is futile and even counterproductive. READ MORE

Plans to relaunch the opposition

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Authors in the opposition weeklies wonder how the dishevelled opposition parties can become a serious challenge to Viktor Orbán.  They do not call for the dissolution of the existing parties but agree that something entirely new must be devised. READ MORE

Dwindling support for opposition

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

As opinion polls show the steady attrition of the electoral base of the opposition parties, a pro-government columnist attributes their harsh rhetoric to their despair. READ MORE

Politics dominated by hatred

Friday, August 17th, 2018

A political scientist describes the past three decades of Hungarian politics as an incessant struggle between enemies. His main problem is that the struggle is fuelled by hatred.

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Government and opposition blamed alike for the Stop Soros bill

Monday, June 25th, 2018

A left-wing commentator excoriates the government for passing the bill against organisations which support asylum seekers, and the amendments to the constitution passed with it, but lambasts the opposition as well for its passive behaviour. READ MORE

Conservative recommendations for the opposition

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Two conservative columnists call on the opposition to stop futile street protests, and start doing their homework in Parliament. READ MORE

Anti-government demonstration #3

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

After Tuesday’s rally in front of the Parliament building, pro-government columnists believe that the spontaneous post-electoral opposition demonstrations are fading out, while a left-wing commentator still sees them as an alternative to parliamentary politics. READ MORE

Analyses one month after the elections

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Commentators across the political spectrum agree that the sweeping victory of the government side was due in the first place to the weaknesses of the opposition, although left-liberal analysts also contend that the governing forces enjoyed unfair advantages during the campaign. READ MORE