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PM Orbán on adversaries who ’want to force us to our knees’

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

The only nationwide pro-government print daily publishes excerpts from the Prime Minister’s address to the season-opening assembly of Fidesz MPs in Esztergom on Wednesday. ‘Our opponents want to force us to our knees during the forthcoming year’, Mr Orbán claimed. READ MORE

Weeklies try to solve the riddle of Fidesz’s lasting success

Monday, September 18th, 2023

Some commentators attribute the government’s success in one election after another to the weakness of the opposition, while others find the explanation in its endeavour to continue a long-standing trend in Hungarian political history. READ MORE

A left-wing take on PM Orbán’s projected 28 years in government

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

A critic compares the PM to undemocratic rulers but ascribes his undisturbed reign to the weakness of the opposition. READ MORE

Prominent pro-government daily calls opposition leaders ’ordinary traitors’

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

The nationwide pro-government print daily defines accepting US financial help for political activities as ‘high treason’. READ MORE

PM would like to stay in power till 2034

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

A liberal news site reports that in his speech to the Fidesz faithful on Saturday, PM Orbán talked about his plan to continue as Prime Minister for another eleven years. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s links with East and West

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Critics accuse the government of leaning towards Russia and leading the country out of the Western alliance, while a pro-government commentator dismisses that view. 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

PM Orbán’s interview with Tucker Carlson draws huge audience

Friday, September 1st, 2023

According to one commentator the Prime Minister contradicted himself in the interview, while news outlets mostly point out the reactions to his words. READ MORE

More reactions to PM Orbán’s ’Transit’ speech

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

A pro-government columnist praises the Prime Minister’s analysis at the Fidesz ’Transit’ festival last Saturday on what makes the right wing so successful. An independent analyst sees DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány’s reaction as a ‘response in kind’. READ MORE

PM Orbán opens the ‘political season’

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Commentators offer starkly opposing evaluations of the Prime Minister’s words at his party’s annual ‘Tranzit’ festival in Tihany, at Lake Balaton. READ MORE