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A new chapter in the left-wing saga?

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Commentators on both the left and the right wonder if the MSZP intends to re-open negotiations with the Democratic Coalition after a Socialist luminary said that former PM Gyurcsány’s party cannot be left out of an anti-Orbán electoral coalition. READ MORE

Rift deepens on the left

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Commentators agree that Mr. Gyurcsány’s harsh criticism of his potential left-wing allies weakens the left and its chances of defeating Fidesz at the 2014 election. READ MORE

Left-wing opposition lacks vision

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Commentators on both the right and the left agree that the left-wing opposition parties have so far failed to find a proper campaign message. They are trying to boost their popularity instead by making irresponsible welfare promises. READ MORE

Socialist turn down Gyurcsány and Liberals

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Commenting on the breakdown of the negotiations among left-wing parties, commentators suggest that the absence of a broad left-wing coalition plays into the hands of Fidesz. READ MORE

Left-wing alliance talks run into the sand

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Commentators and analysts ponder whether a left-wing election alliance is still possible after negotiations between the MSZP and Together 2014 stalled and a bitter dispute erupted between the party leaders. READ MORE

Opposition parties lack stamina

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The main left-wing daily finds it disappointing that the opposition parties missed the opportunity of St. Stephen’s Day to spread their message at mass public events. READ MORE

Left-wing parties still competing

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Commentators evaluating the results of the weekend snap elections in four municipalities suggest that the opposition parties are unlikely to become a real match for the governing Fidesz-KDNP alliance any time soon. READ MORE

Government widens its lead

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Right-wing columnists review the latest opinion polls, and conclude that the opposition parties are unlikely to challenge the governing coalition at the 2014 parliamentary elections. READ MORE

Gordon Bajnai opens his campaign to mixed reviews

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

A left-wing and a centrist pundit say Bajnai has finally put an end to the speculation and acknowledged his intention to lead his new party in the next elections. But they find his messages confused and off-putting for potential voters. READ MORE

Cracks in opposition cooperation

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Left-wing and liberal commentators ponder the chances of Together 2014 after its failure to unite the opposition parties. Will it eventually split? And does Gordon Bajnai still stand any chance of becoming Orbán’s challenger at the next election? READ MORE