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Együtt sides with Pope and Merkel over migration

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

A conservative commentator contends that the left-liberal party is condemning itself to oblivion by sticking its own announcements over the posters of the governing party advertising the ’quota referendum’. READ MORE

The balance sheet of the migration dispute

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Commentators ponder whether the dispute over migration will strengthen or weaken the governing party, and if the opposition can capitalize on the indignation stirred up by the government’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. READ MORE

Anti-immigration posters targeted

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

A pro-government columnist criticizes left-wing activists for defacing the government’s giant anti-immigration billboards. The leading anti-government daily, on the other hand, finds it abhorrent that the police have cracked down on the activists. READ MORE

Bajnai hired by a global investment firm

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

As former PM Bajnai is named Chief Operating Officer of the Paris based Meridiam investment firm, commentators on both the left and right agree that Bajnai is quitting politics. While a right-wing columnist considers this as good riddance for Hungary, a left-wing analyst blames Bajnai’s failure on Gyurcsány and Mesterházy. READ MORE

Gyurcsány’s call for a united leftist party rejected

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

A conservative commentator contends that former PM Gyurcsány’s proposal to unite the Left within a single party cannot be taken seriously. 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

High opposition stakes at the EP election

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

A centrist political analyst believes that the European Parliamentary election is important primarily for the opposition parties. READ MORE

European Parliamentary election campaign in top gear

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

A conservative commentator criticizes Jobbik’s anti-EU rhetoric by pointing out that Hungary has received thousands of billion Forints in EU cohesion funds. A liberal pundit scorns left and far-right parties which demand western European wages for Hungarians. READ MORE

Prospects for the new opposition coalition

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Left-wing pundits maintain that the new alliance is the only possible hope to challenge PM Orbán, albeit a rather slender one. Pro-government columnists consider the deal as proof that the left lacks ideas. READ MORE

No enthusiasm on the left for the new electoral pact

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Liberal columnists are highly sceptical about a new opposition pact which incorporates Ferenc Gyurcsány into Gordon Bajnai and Attila Mesterházy’s alliance. Some blame leading progressive intellectuals for interfering with the political process. In a lone optimistic column, a political analyst linked to the Socialist Party suggests that all is not yet lost.