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Plans to relaunch the opposition

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Authors in the opposition weeklies wonder how the dishevelled opposition parties can become a serious challenge to Viktor Orbán.  They do not call for the dissolution of the existing parties but agree that something entirely new must be devised. READ MORE

Dwindling support for opposition

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

As opinion polls show the steady attrition of the electoral base of the opposition parties, a pro-government columnist attributes their harsh rhetoric to their despair. READ MORE

Politics dominated by hatred

Friday, August 17th, 2018

A political scientist describes the past three decades of Hungarian politics as an incessant struggle between enemies. His main problem is that the struggle is fuelled by hatred.

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Government and opposition blamed alike for the Stop Soros bill

Monday, June 25th, 2018

A left-wing commentator excoriates the government for passing the bill against organisations which support asylum seekers, and the amendments to the constitution passed with it, but lambasts the opposition as well for its passive behaviour. READ MORE

Conservative recommendations for the opposition

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Two conservative columnists call on the opposition to stop futile street protests, and start doing their homework in Parliament. READ MORE

Anti-government demonstration #3

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

After Tuesday’s rally in front of the Parliament building, pro-government columnists believe that the spontaneous post-electoral opposition demonstrations are fading out, while a left-wing commentator still sees them as an alternative to parliamentary politics. READ MORE

Analyses one month after the elections

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Commentators across the political spectrum agree that the sweeping victory of the government side was due in the first place to the weaknesses of the opposition, although left-liberal analysts also contend that the governing forces enjoyed unfair advantages during the campaign. READ MORE

Therapies for a left-wing recovery

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Two weeks after the general election, commentators on both sides of the main political divide  try to figure out whether the opposition parties will ever become a match for Fidesz or whether a new one can replace them. READ MORE

Márki Zay to become the leader of a united opposition?

Friday, April 27th, 2018

A libertarian columnist welcomes the recently elected Mayor of Hódmezővásárhely onto the national political stage, as a challenger to the leaders of the fragmented opposition. He also dismisses the idea that the opposition should boycott parliament. READ MORE

The MSZP proposes opposition roundtable

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

A left-wing columnist hopes that the new initiative will save the leaders of the opposition from the ire of their supporters and produce new leaders to replace them some time in the future. READ MORE