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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

Weeklies on the meagre chances of the opposition

Monday, November 6th, 2023

As half a dozen opposition parties are busy building their own identities rather than preserving the alliance that failed to bring them to government in last year’s election, commentators tried to make sense of it all. READ MORE

Opposition lambasted for its 23 October demonstrations

Thursday, October 26th, 2023

A pro-government news site condemns opposition demonstrators for their ’unserious’ behaviour on the anniversary of the 1956 revolution. READ MORE

The opposition isn’t profiting from Fidesz’s loss of popularity

Saturday, October 7th, 2023

A left-wing analyst finds it devastating for the opposition that it has not been able to increase its voting base at a time when economic difficulties have eroded support for the governing party. READ MORE

Weeklies on Ukraine and the plight of the opposition

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Commentators ponder the significance of President Novák’s visit to Kyiv and wonder aloud what the right approach to the war in Ukraine might be. Another topic analysts dissect is whether the opposition can (ever) put up a meaningful challenge to the government. READ MORE

Jobbik breaks with left-liberal parties

Saturday, September 2nd, 2023

A left-wing columnist wonders how Fidesz can be voted out of office if opposition parties don’t form an electoral alliance. READ MORE

A leftist view on why the opposition ‘always loses’

Thursday, July 20th, 2023

A left-wing commentator urges opposition parties to get down to the hard job of organising a nationwide network of activists and thereby reach out to Hungarian households. READ MORE