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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

Opposition scraps Fudan university referendum plans

Friday, August 19th, 2022

A left-wing commentator lambasts the opposition for giving up their idea of a local referendum on the government’s plan to build a Chinese university campus in Budapest. READ MORE

Opinions diverge on the opposition’s role in anti-government demonstrations

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

A left-wing commentator suggests that the opposition parties should try to boost their popularity by supporting all kinds of anti-government demonstrations. A conservative columnist, on the other hand, lambasts the opposition for their lack of vision. A strong democracy, she adds, demands a responsible opposition. READ MORE

Party preferences and restrictions

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

A left-wing, a conservative and a liberal analyst wonder whether discontent with the government’s recent tax and energy subsidy adjustments could give a chance to the opposition to broaden their base. READ MORE

Weeklies on opposition doldrums

Monday, July 4th, 2022

The weeklies contemplate the prospects of the opposition, after the thrashing opposition candidates suffered in last Sunday’s local by-elections across the country. Editors agree that thorough changes would be necessary for the opposition to become a match for Fidesz. READ MORE

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