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Őszöd at 15

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

In the leading pro-government daily, commentators remember the Őszöd speech leaked 15 years ago – and thank Ferenc Gyurcsány for helping Fidesz stay in power. READ MORE

Government side campaign puts Gyurcsány in its centre

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Pro-government commentators claim in unison that the opposition is the ideological heir of the 2006 ‘Őszöd speech’ and ensuing police violence. They also insist that the opposition is still led by former PM Gyucsány from behind the scenes. A left-wing author dismisses that as pure propaganda. READ MORE

15 years after the Őszöd speech

Friday, May 28th, 2021

On the 15th anniversary of the ‘Őszöd speech’, a pro-government commentator finds it outrageous that former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány is still active in Hungarian politics – and is even threatening politicians of the current government with imprisonment. READ MORE

Gyurcsány’s Öszöd speech video

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

As Mr Gyurcsány accuses former Socialist leaders of having leaked the infamous speech which led to his fall, a right-wing columnist believes the case has left an indelibly negative stain on Gyurcsány’s image. READ MORE

Accusations of electoral and media manipulation in the campaign

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of manipulating the election through gerrymandering and domination of the media. A columnist in the leading left-wing daily contends that the public media distorts even reports on events on Ukraine in order to save PM Orbán’s face. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, accuses former PM Gyurcsány of having manipulated the 2006 elections. READ MORE

Gyurcsány strikes back

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

As former PM Gyurcsány denies having leaked his famous “lie-speech”, left-wing columnists suggest that the publication of the tapes and even the riots which followed could have been orchestrated by Fidesz politicians. Pro-government commentators, on the other hand, contend that Gyurcsány’s involvement in the leak is beyond doubt. READ MORE

Security Service releases files of the Őszöd leak investigation

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Left-wing commentators do not find the released documents convincing and suspect that they might serve electoral purposes. Nevertheless, the leading left-wing daily calls on Ferenc Gyurcsány to reveal what he knows about the matter if he wants to clear his name. READ MORE