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Opposition primaries kick off

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

As opposition sympathisers start voting to choose their candidate for Prime Minister and for the 106 MPs to be elected in individual constituencies, a left-liberal author calls the project an event of potentially historic significance. READ MORE

Opposition protests the spyware scandal

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Opposition news sites complain about the small number of demonstrators who joined the opposition march in Budapest on Monday. A pro-government analyst takes it as proof that the spyware scandal is a hoax. READ MORE

Left-wing analyst defends inclusion of Jobbik in opposition alliance

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

A left-wing political scientist acknowledges that some of the values espoused by Jobbik are anathema to left-wing and liberal voters, but he nonetheless believes that Jobbik should be part of the opposition cooperation. READ MORE

A critique of opposition backstage bargaining and infighting

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

A left-wing columnist warns opposition parties that their tactical alliances and skirmishes do not convey the impression of a resolute coalition ready to take the reins of government into its hands. READ MORE

Opposition protests against Fudan university

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Commentators express strongly opposing views about the planned Chinese university campus in Budapest, and its implications. READ MORE

Conservative lawyer opposes ’constitutional revolution’

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

One of the protagonists of the 1989/1990 regime change dismisses the idea, put forward by several opposition-leaning intellectuals, that if the opposition wins the elections next year, the new parliament can simply scrap the Fundamental Law, even without the required two-thirds majority in Parliament. READ MORE

Opposition debate continues on how to revoke the constitution

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

On consecutive days, the left-wing national daily carries two diverging opinions about whether the Left should swiftly abolish the Fundamental Law passed by the Fidesz majority in 2011. READ MORE

Government side campaign puts Gyurcsány in its centre

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Pro-government commentators claim in unison that the opposition is the ideological heir of the 2006 ‘Őszöd speech’ and ensuing police violence. They also insist that the opposition is still led by former PM Gyucsány from behind the scenes. A left-wing author dismisses that as pure propaganda. READ MORE

Opposition announces schedule for primaries

Friday, May 14th, 2021

The main 6 Opposition parties have announced the schedule for their autumn primaries. The two-round election will be held in September and October. They have also agreed to allow online voting. READ MORE

Pro-government reaction to Dobrev’s nomination

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

A right-wing commentator predicts that the Left will lead an unscrupulous campaign to win the elections next year and urges the government side to respond in kind. READ MORE