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Our Homeland unveils Horthy bust in their Parliament office

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

As far-right MPs unveil a bust of Regent Miklós Horthy (in office 1920-44) in their Parliament offices, a left-wing columnist accuses Fidesz of ‘piggybacking’ on the Horthy cult. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, thinks that the Left’s tendentious interpretations of the Horthy era make reasonable debate impossible. READ MORE

Partial opposition walkout from inaugural session

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

A prominent pro-government historian condemns the decision by many opposition MPs, who walked out of the first session of Parliament after taking their oaths of office. READ MORE

Parliament begins 4-year term

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

As the newly elected national assembly meets for the first time, commentators ponder what role remains for an opposition
which fills less than one-third of the seats. READ MORE

A centrist analyst on the stakes at next year’s election

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

A liberal weekly carries a long interview with an independent political analyst who suggests that the next parliamentary elections will curb the powers of Hungary’s Prime Minister. The question is, to what extent. READ MORE

Ban on gay promotion for minors criticised by US Embassy

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

As the embassy of the United States in Budapest expresses ‘deep concern’ over the new law banning the promotion of homosexuality among those under 18, a pro-government columnist believes that such ‘propaganda’ is exactly what is unsettling many American children, and threatens to ruin their country. READ MORE

MPs’ annual asset declarations published

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist use the public asset declarations of Members of Parliament to level accusations of cynicism and corruption against officers in the opposing political trenches. READ MORE

Parliament ends legal recognition of transsexual citizens

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The new law stipulating that sex at birth cannot be changed in legal documents has ignited a debate between two sides which speak mutually exclusive languages. READ MORE

Government seeks to extend special decrees indefinitely

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

A liberal columnist accuses the government of introducing a dictatorship under the pretext of the Covid-19 pandemic, and urges the opposition to vote against the bill conferring special powers on the government. A pro-government analyst suspects that the opposition intends to foil efforts to contain the epidemic in order to prove that the government is incompetent. READ MORE

Opposition wins Dunaújváros by-election

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

A liberal commentator interprets the opposition victory in the Dunaújváros Parliamentary by-election as proof that opposition voters have no qualms in supporting any joint candidate, regardless of their ideological leaning. READ MORE

Parliament Regulations amended

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Commentators on both Right and Left comment on the government’s series of amendments to the House Regulations which both limit the opportunities of MPs to switch party factions, and punish them for obstructing the normal operation of Parliament. READ MORE