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Weeklies on the opposition primary home stretch

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Weeklies published before the closing of the opposition primary on Saturday assessed the chances of the frontrunners, their prospects in the April general election and the main tasks of the opposition, after the primary. READ MORE

Opposition frontrunners clash in third televised debate

Friday, October 15th, 2021

A liberal commentator thinks that despite the tense and personal exchange between Dobrev and Márki-Zay, there is no vast ideological cleavage between the opposition candidates. A conservative columnist suggests that the debate may help the opposition boost its visibility and broaden its base. READ MORE

Fierce exchange between Dobrev and Márki-Zay

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

As the second round of the opposition primary opens, Péter Márki-Zay and Klára Dobrev trade accusations of threatening opposition unity and jeopardizing the chance to defeat Fidesz. READ MORE

Weeklies on discord within the opposition over proposals to scrap the 2011 constitution

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Commentators across the political spectrum wonder whether, if they win the election next April, the opposition could or would revoke the Fundamental Law – even in the absence of the required two-thirds majority in Parliament. READ MORE

Dobrev wins first round of opposition primary

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

A left-liberal author ponders Klára Dobrev’s chances of winning the second round of the opposition primaries, and then of a Dobrev-led opposition defeating Fidesz in April 2022. A pro-government columnist believes that the primary has helped to entrench Ferenc Gyurcsány’s alleged control of the Left. READ MORE

First round of opposition primary concludes

Friday, October 1st, 2021
A pro-government commentator claims that the opposition primary is a stunt orchestrated by Ferenc Gyurcsány. A liberal columnist commenting on the preliminary results thinks that if Klára Dobrev wins in the second round as well, the opposition is unlikely to defeat Fidesz in the April election.

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Opposition primary suspended after IT crash

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Opposition-leaning authors suspect the government side behind the crash of the vote counting server on Saturday, the first day of the primary held to elect PM Orbán’s challenger. The main pro-government daily ridicules that claim. IT experts suggest that the cyber defence of the server must have been badly configured. READ MORE

Voting in opposition primaries underway

Monday, September 20th, 2021

As voting begins in the opposition primaries to choose PM Orbán’s challenger, weeklies and the weekend editions of dailies wonder whether the opposition would and could overhaul the constitution even in the absence of the required two-thirds majority. READ MORE

Opposition holds first primary debate

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Commentators right across the political spectrum agree that the opposition candidates avoided fierce disputes and divisive topics in order to show unity. READ MORE

Opposition primaries reach their second phase

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

As potential candidates for the September opposition primaries gather signatures for the ballots, a left-wing commentator sees the primary process as a promising experiment. READ MORE