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Sólyom’s appeal ‘vote positive’

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

An opposition commentator explores the stance taken by former President László Sólyom and claims that he defined Fidesz as one of the evils in the upcoming election. He takes it for granted that Sólyom considers the Socialist-led Left an evil, but believes that the former President now sees it as the lesser one.  READ MORE

Marginal opposition is small but heterogeneous

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

A conservative analyst suggests that the LMP is gathering people with surprisingly disparate opinions, but they have one thing in common: they all risk not making it into the new parliament next year. READ MORE

Consternation over EU Court ruling in Hungary vs Slovakia

Monday, October 1st, 2012

A right-wing commentator finds it strange that while the European Court rejected Hungary’s complaint against the Slovak refusal three years ago to let President László Sólyom attend a ceremony on Slovak territory, the European Commission and Parliament do not feel competent in the case of the post war Beneš decrees, which declared Hungarians collectively guilty. READ MORE

Sólyom repeats his criticism of the government

Monday, August 20th, 2012

In an interview published in Heti Válasz, former president László Sólyom repeated his earlier criticism, that the government’s “military-style tactics” lead nowhere, and are harmful to democracy. In response, Minister of Public Administration and Justice Tibor Navracsics said Sólyom cannot see the wood for the trees. READ MORE

Self-critical reactions to Sólyom’s speech

Friday, August 10th, 2012

In his analysis of the left-wing reception of former president László Sólyom’s recent criticism of government policies, a Marxist philosopher calls his fellow left-wingers intolerant, while a conservative columnist admits that the right-wing press is silent because it would find it difficult to challenge Mr Sólyom’s verdict. READ MORE

Sólyom accuses the government of recklessness

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Left-wing commentators welcome former president László Sólyom’s criticism of government policies. Two liberal authors think he did not go far enough. READ MORE