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MSZP, Together 2014 and DK start negotiations

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

A left-wing commentator warns that without patience and readiness to cooperate with parties who have not joined the negotiations, efforts at cooperation may lead to failure or a two-tier party system at best. READ MORE

LMP to decide whether to join ‘Together 2014’

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Analysts believe that the green party which has so far emphasized its centrist identity, will soon have to decide whether or not to join the left-wing alliance. Both options are considered extremely risky, pundits warn ahead of the LMP congress scheduled for next week-end. READ MORE

Bajnai ante portas

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Left-wing pundits urge the Socialist Party to accept former PM Bajnai’s new political group as an equal ally. Mr Gyurcsány’s aide finds it unfair that “Together 2014” dissociates itself from the DK. A right-wing analyst argues that Bajnai represents a gloomy past, rather than a shining future. READ MORE

Gyurcsány’s dilemma

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

A columnist writing in Hungary’s main left-leaning daily believes that Ferenc Gyurcsány will soon have to make a hard decision and step back, since his presence may weaken the chances of a wide left-wing coalition which will attempt to replace the Orbán government at the 2014 election. READ MORE

Mandatory voter registration under scrutiny

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Centrist and left-wing analysts agree that the new system was devised to help Fidesz at the 2014 elections, but may backfire by uniting the opposition and turning away disillusioned Fidesz-voters. READ MORE

Doubts about Bajnai’s centrist strategy

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Commentators ponder the possible impact of Gordon Bajnai’s plans to create a centrist anti-Fidesz electoral alliance. Both left and right-wing analysts are skeptical about the potential success of Bajnai’s rainbow coalition. READ MORE

Antagonistic messages dominate 1956 anniversary

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Commentators across the political spectrum assess the speeches of PM Orbán and former PM Bajnai in the light of the 2014 election. Both left and right-wing columnists wonder if Bajnai can succeed in uniting moderates, socialists, greens and liberals dissatisfied with the Orbán government. READ MORE