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Opposition candidate wins Jászberény by-election

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Commentators ponder the implications of the Jászberény mayoral by-election victory, by a Jobbik candidate supported by most left-wing parties. READ MORE

Ruminations on the weakness of the opposition

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Commentators all across the political spectrum agree that in its fragmented and weak szate, the opposition is not likely to be a challenge for Fidesz any time soon. READ MORE

Opposition ‘lack a grand narrative’

Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

A left-wing political scientist explains the Left’s failure to challenge Fidesz with the opposition parties’ failure to propose a grand vision that matches ‘the Hungarian psyche’. READ MORE

Fidesz popularity remains unscathed

Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

In a comment on a recent by-election result in Budapest, a left-wing columnist fears that the opposition is losing whatever has remained of its credibility and support. READ MORE

Opposition deemed weightless and irrelevant

Friday, November 25th, 2022

An independent political analyst contends that as the opposition has failed to mount a credible challenge to the government, its last hope is that the government’s popularity will be eroded by external geopolitical or economic difficulties. READ MORE

Uncertainty over EU funding

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

A left-wing columnist accuses the government of jeopardizing Hungary’s access to EU funds. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, contends that the opposition wants to harm the country by trying to convince the EU to withhold Hungary’s EU money. READ MORE

Opposition ‘still in a quagmire’

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Six months after the Parliamentary election, a conservative analyst ponders the strategies of the opposition parties and their chances of challenging Fidesz in the 2024 European Parliamentary and local elections. READ MORE

Fidesz keeps strong lead – latest poll

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

A left-wing commentator is disheartened by the passive reaction of the population to what he sees as worsening conditions throughout the country. He blames the opposition for failing to provide an attractive alternative to the government. READ MORE

Ferenc Gyurcsány lambasts critics of the opposition

Friday, September 9th, 2022

A pro-government and a liberal commentator criticize in unison former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány for suggesting that those on the Left who criticize the opposition are serving the government’s interests. READ MORE

Struggles continue for leadership of the opposition

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Left- and right-leaning analysts agree that the opposition is preoccupied with its leadership competition, while the intra-left struggle weakens their chances of replacing Fidesz any time soon. READ MORE