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Opposition parties ponder joint platform for EP elections 

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

A pro-government commentator thinks that opposition parties will lose votes if they run jointly in the 2019 European Parliamentary election. A liberal analyst wonders whether the protests against the Overtime Bill have united opposition voters. READ MORE

Opposition united in opposing the government

Monday, January 7th, 2019

After the ‘protest oath’ taken by opposition MPs on the steps of the parliament building and before Saturday’s mass demonstration, commentators tried to make sense of the newly forged unity among opposition parties – some of which until recently opposed one another just as fiercely as they opposed Fidesz. READ MORE

Demonstrations still in focus

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

While opposition leaders are bracing for new mass demonstrations, although anti-government protestors on Tuesday only numbered a few dozen people, commentators continue to advise various strategies to follow on both sides. READ MORE

Street protests continue

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

A left-wing commentator welcomes the anti-government demonstrations and encourages Hungarians to take to the streets. A pro-government columnist thinks that protesting against the higher ceiling placed on overtime hours is senseless at a time of significant labour shortages. READ MORE

Overtime Bill protests: turning point for the Left, or pointless hysteria?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Pro-government commentators suggest that the anti-government protesters have no meaningful political objectives. Left-wing and liberal pundits, on the other hand, hope that the demonstrations can help create a broad anti-government coalition. READ MORE

Overtime Bill protest still in the news

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

The second day of occasionally violent street protests in Budapest have prompted extremely harsh comments to politically committed columnists. A pro-government commentator likens anti-government protesters to pests. A left-wing columnist speculates whether the government will introduce dictatorial rule to stop demonstrators. READ MORE

Parliament approves Overtime Bill

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Interpreting Wednesday’s street disturbances after the vote on the Overtime Bill, pro-government commentators accuse the opposition of violating democratic norms, while a left-wing and a liberal columnist think that extra-Parliamentary action is necessary for the opposition to challenge the government. READ MORE

Hopeless situation of the Left unaltered

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Two left-wing political scientists agree that the Left is still preoccupied with its internal struggles for leadership, which makes it unlikely to become a serious challenger to Fidesz in the near future. READ MORE

Competing strategies from two former party leaders

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The former leaders of the MSZP and of Jobbik depict the political landscape from their own perspectives, and outline the strategies they believe the opposition should follow. READ MORE

Left-wing opposition protests against government

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

A pro-government commentator accuses left-wing parties that supported the recent resolution of the European Parliament to punish Hungary, of treason. An alt-left blogger thinks that the Left’s call for demonstrations is futile and even counterproductive. READ MORE