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New head of the Socialist Party elected

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

After Saturday’s party congress analysts think the Socialists have a long way to go before they can successfully challenge Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz in 2018. READ MORE

Socialist rally fails to attract crowds on Labour Day

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Pro-government Magyar Idők rejoices, while left-wing Népszava worries about the dismal attendance at the Socialist rally in Budapest on Labour Day.


888 condemned for insulting post on MSZP chairman’s wife

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Pro-government columnists condemn a pro-government news site targeting young audiences for publishing a tasteless piece which called MSZP leader Tóbiás’ wife a “masturbation device”. READ MORE

Welfare in focus on Labour Day

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Commentators on both Left and Right make fun of promises of increases in welfare payments by left-wing and far-right parties. READ MORE

MSZP proclaims renewal

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Commenting on the National Conference of the Socialist Party, both Magyar Nemzet and Népszabadság believe that the MSZP has a long way to go before it can become a decisive factor in shaping Hungary’s future, as its leaders pledged last Saturday. READ MORE

Left’s search for identity continues

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

A pro-government columnist predicts that the left-wing parties will continue their battle for ideas and leadership as Socialist leader Tóbiás announces plans to distance the MSZP from the liberal opposition parties. A left-wing commentator welcomes his plan to reconnect with poor voters in the countryside who have been lured away by Jobbik. READ MORE

The Left’s credibility deficit

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A left-wing columnist finds it disappointing that politicians across the board twist the rules in order to gain immoral benefits. He believes that unless the Left learns to play by the rules, it cannot credibly accuse the government of corruption. READ MORE

Left ‘heading for its third defeat in a row’

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Analysing fresh opinion polls ten weeks before the municipal elections, right wing commentators predict another crushing right-wing victory. A left-wing think-tank believes that the Socialist Party and its allies have meagre chances of winning any time in the foreseable future. READ MORE

Challenges for the new MSZP leadership

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Columnists across the political spectrum wonder whether the newly elected Chairman of the Socialist Party can stop the MSZP’s decline. 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