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Cracks on both sides before municipal elections

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A left-liberal webmagazine expects a real clash within the Fidesz camp after the municipal elections in October, while a pro-government commentator suggests that “a new era will begin” on both sides. READ MORE

Controversies over the Roma in Miskolc and around the Roma Holocaust

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Liberal pundits criticize both Right and Left for not confronting policies which they see as targeting the Roma who live in poverty. A Minister is criticized for his “unfortunate” statement on the Roma Holocaust. A Dutch-Hungarian psychologist calls for the publication of Hungarian crime statistics by ethnicity. READ MORE

The Miskolc controversy weighing over MSZP’s new leadership

Monday, July 21st, 2014

As the Socialist Party elects József Tóbiás as its new Chairman, left-and right-wing analysts continue to lambast the MSZP and DK for supporting a former local police chief as candidate for Miskolc mayor who is widely criticised because of his controversial remarks on Roma crime in the city. READ MORE

Left accused of exploiting racism

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

A centrist author excoriates left-wing leaders for betraying their anti-racist ideals in order to win the municipal elections in Miskolc. They might be right in their drive to defeat PM Orbán, but fomenting racism is too high a price, he suggests. READ MORE

Right-wing columnist on the U-turn of the Left

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Conservative pundits see their long-held views validated by the recent U-turn of some left-wing parties on the issue of Roma and criminality. Other pro-government commentators consider that by nominating a law and order candidate for the mayor of Miskolc, the Left have proved once again to be their own worst enemy. READ MORE

Law and order candidate divides the Left

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Left-wing commentators are deeply divided about the candidacy of Albert Pásztor for the mayoral seat of Miskolc. Some condemn what they see as the arrogance of Budapest-based intellectuals for trying to meddle in the internal affairs of the city, while others deem the nomination of a law and order candidate by the Left unacceptable. READ MORE

Controversial left-wing candidate in Miskolc

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Columnists wonder whether it is acceptable and reasonable for the Left to support as a candidate for mayor of Miskolc a former police chief known for his highly controversial statements about Roma crime. READ MORE