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Competing strategies from two former party leaders

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The former leaders of the MSZP and of Jobbik depict the political landscape from their own perspectives, and outline the strategies they believe the opposition should follow. READ MORE

Election stakes assessed with six days to go

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist believe that next Sunday’s election will determine Hungary’s fate for a long time to come.  READ MORE

Gyurcsány accuses the MSZP of conniving with Fidesz

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

A political scientist thinks the leader of the Democratic Coalition probably considers other opposition parties as rivals rather than allies, otherwise he would not accuse them of conniving with the ruling party, which they are supposed to be dethroning together. READ MORE

Vona describes Jobbik as ‘the last bastion of democracy’

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

As Jobbik leader Gábor Vona claims that his party is the ‘last bastion of democracy’, a pro-government commentator accuses him of pure opportunism. A left-wing blogger also dismisses the idea that Mr Vona would in any way be a defender of democracy. READ MORE

A left-wing outsider cautions against alliance with Jobbik

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A well-known Marxist philosopher argues passionately against the idea of a Left-Jobbik alliance, as the supposedly only way to vote the incumbent government out of office. He places his arguments in a broad-brush tableau depicting the rise of the right and the demise of the Left and of Liberalism. READ MORE

Left-wing arguments against alliance with Jobbik

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

A leftist columnist finds it immoral and futile for the left-liberal side to seek an electoral alliance with Jobbik, in spite of Gábor Vona’s shift towards the political centre. READ MORE

Can the Left strike an electoral deal with Jobbik?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

A pro-government author describes Jobbik leader Gábor Vona as a hypocritical salesman who is trying to sell his party to the Left in a desperate attempt to boost his performance at next year’s election.  READ MORE

Fidesz surging ahead in the polls

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A liberal commentator remarks that the left-wing opposition is struggling to find a voice that could be appealing to their potential audience. A pro-government author predicts that Jobbik’s centrist turn will prove self-defeating at the next election. READ MORE

Vona offers a ’home’ to disillusioned left-wing voters

Friday, October 13th, 2017

A left-wing analyst cautions fellow left-wingers against being lured into accepting Jobbik leader Gábor Vona’s call to rally behind his party as the strongest opposition force. READ MORE

Jobbik leader ready to apologize to Jews and Roma

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Both a pro-government commentator and a liberal analyst doubt if Jobbik leader Gábor Vona can convincingly distance himself and his party from Jobbik’s earlier extremist statements concerning Jews and Roma. READ MORE