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LMP accused of complicity with Fidesz

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

A fiery liberal pundit alleges that Viktor Orbán owes his two thirds majority to Hungary’s Green Party. Zsófia Mihancsik scorns a young analyst who claimed that voting LMP would help prevent the government’s two thirds majority. The analyst replies that “the old dear doesn’t understand the first thing about voters’ minds if she thinks they can be commandeered to vote for any party.” READ MORE

A conservative about to vote for LMP

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

A conservative commentator thinks another two-thirds majority would be too much and advocates voting for LMP. READ MORE

Ruminations on sexist statement in Parliament

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Commenting on a crude statement made by a Fidesz State Secretary, left-wing pundits accuse the right-wing politician of fomenting male chauvinism and sexism. A pro-government columnist also criticizes the vulgar tone used by MP Illés, but finds the left-wing outcry over the impolite words somewhat hypocritical and overblown, nonetheless. READ MORE

Jobbik accuses Orbán of high treason

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Commenting on the noisy occupation of the Speaker’s rostrum staged by right-wing radical MPs in Parliament, a pro-government columnist compares Jobbik to the Jacobins who plunged Paris into a spiral of terror during their rule. A centrist analyst predicts a series of similar spectacular acts as the elections get closer. READ MORE

Opposition unity – not easy!

Friday, June 7th, 2013

The leading right-wing daily paints a desolate picture of the state of the left wing opposition – less than one year before the next elections. READ MORE

Marginal opposition is small but heterogeneous

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

A conservative analyst suggests that the LMP is gathering people with surprisingly disparate opinions, but they have one thing in common: they all risk not making it into the new parliament next year. READ MORE

Fragmented opposition with no vision

Friday, May 24th, 2013

A left-wing analyst thinks efforts to forge an opposition coalition have failed so far and urges all “’democratic anti-Fidesz forces” to come up with a left-liberal-green vision for the post-Orbán era. 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

Bajnai’s new party loses an ally

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Left-wing commentators agree that Milla had good reasons not to join Gordon Bajnai’s new party, but their decision is yet another sign of how difficult it is for centre-left organizations and splinter parties to join forces. READ MORE

LMP split still in focus

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Two days after four prominent members left the LMP to join an opposition alliance, their decision still catches the headlines. Columnists disagree, however, on whether the LMP story will have an impact on future political developments. READ MORE