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PM Orbán’s success explained

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

A left-wing sociologist believes that Mr Orbán’s success is due to the popularity of illiberal populist politics in the wider world READ MORE

Fidesz dominates the media landscape

Monday, August 6th, 2018

After the ‘recapture’ of HírTV’ by the government side, left-wing commentators paint a bleak picture of the Hungarian media landscape, while a pro-government author lays the blame at the door of the tycoon who lured conservative journalists into his anti-Orbán offensive and then left them in the lurch. READ MORE

More on HirTV takeover

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

A left-wing analyst believes the government side was led by an emotional need to recapture HírTV from its critics, while a pro-government commentator excoriates the left-liberal demonstrators who protested against the takeover. READ MORE

Mixed Romanian Reaction to PM Orbán’s speech

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

A pro-government columnist suggests that Mr Orbán’s proposals on closer Central-European cooperation have been favourably met by Romanian governing circles. READ MORE

More on PM Orbán’s strategy speech

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Commentators on the two sides of the political-cultural divide provide diametrically opposing interpretations of the Prime Minister’s customary annual address at the Fidesz founded Transylvanian ’Summer University’ (see BudaPost, July 30). READ MORE

First comments on PM Orbán’s speech at Tusnadfürdő

Monday, July 30th, 2018

In their first reactions to PM Orbán’s Tusnádfürdő address, liberal and left-wing commentators suggest that Viktor Orbán wants to elevate his illiberal politics to the European stage. Pro-government columnist agree with the Prime Minister that liberal elites need to be replaced. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s visit to Israel

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

A left-wing columnist describes the friendship between Mr Orbán and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel as an ’infernal game’, while a pro-government reporter underlines the shared stance of the two statesmen against radical Islam. READ MORE

French Ambassador to Budapest replaced after Pro-Orbán memo

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

A conservative author thinks the French Foreign Ministry harmed itself by leaking a confidential note in which its ambassador to Budapest suggested a shift in France’s attitude toward the Hungarian Prime Minister. READ MORE

Orbán’s intense diplomatic season

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s meeting with President Putin of Russia and his forthcoming visit to Israel, a pro-government analyst asserts that the Hungarian Prime Minister has become an important player in international affairs. READ MORE

Viktor Orbán’s success attributed to Christian democratic governance

Monday, July 16th, 2018

A pro-government commentator ascribes the Orbán government’s success to PM Orbán’s decision to abandon liberal ideology and follow Christian democratic principles instead. READ MORE