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Left-wing analysts on the dismal state of the opposition

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Two leftist political scientists describe the state of the opposition as critical, but one also believes the government will not withstand the trial of the coming years. READ MORE

More comments on the opposition’s by-election disaster

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Commentators on both sides of the political divide describe the performance of opposition parties at 70 local elections on Sunday as derisory. READ MORE

Opposition loses by-elections

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

The Mayor of Budapest calls the results of Sunday’s local by-elections throughout the country ‘disheartening’. READ MORE

Weeklies on the new government

Monday, May 30th, 2022

After the swearing-in of the new Cabinet ministers last week, the weeklies try to make sense of the new composition of Prime Minister Orbán’s government. Two left-wing weeklies lament the sad state of the opposition. READ MORE

Karácsony says opposition unfit to govern

Friday, May 20th, 2022

In an interview with an independent online news site, the Mayor of Budapest paints a gloomy picture of the current state of the opposition. READ MORE

Weeklies on the opposition a full month after its electoral defeat

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Commentators on both sides of the political spectrum suggest that the weaknesses which sealed the opposition’s fate during the elections have further deepened over the past weeks. READ MORE

Partial opposition walkout from inaugural session

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

A prominent pro-government historian condemns the decision by many opposition MPs, who walked out of the first session of Parliament after taking their oaths of office. READ MORE

Parliament begins 4-year term

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

As the newly elected national assembly meets for the first time, commentators ponder what role remains for an opposition
which fills less than one-third of the seats. READ MORE

A left-wing critique of the opposition

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

A former MP and founder of the green-left-wing LMP party attributes the electoral defeat of the opposition to liberal intellectuals who advocate what he disparagingly calls neoliberal ideologies and the import of progressive identity politics. READ MORE

Opposition landscape after defeat

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Neither a pro-government nor a centrist pundit believe the opposition is likely to honestly investigate the causes of their electoral defeat, and thus will miss yet another chance to reconsider their strategy. READ MORE