Simon Says2014. április 7. 20:33
Fidesz gained a clear majority, possibly even a supermajority on Sunday. How did they achieve it? What paralyzed the Socialist's campaign so badly? What will the new term of Viktor Orbán look like, and what message did he send to the EU in his victory speech?
2014. április 5. 08:23
The “average Joe” image he dons, coupled with his “freedom fighter” credentials, has made Orbán a well-liked politician, respected for his decisiveness and candor.
2014. április 3. 10:44
Mr Orban can do all this because he has no rivals, either inside or outside his party. The once-powerful Hungarian left has imploded.
2014. március 25. 11:17
Two stories, two political scandals. The web of old Socialist Party-affiliated networks has emerged again to remind the Hungarian voter of those years that set the stage for the disastrous defeat of the Socialists and Liberals in 2010. Emerging now just a few weeks before the election, these latest controversies might be a big step for the Left - toward a second, terrible defeat. Hungary really deserves more, a better political opposition that can win voter trust.
2014. március 19. 10:20
The professor, always presented with her Princeton affiliation and as an independent expert, but this so-called expert is drawing her conclusions seemingly entirely from sources deeply embedded in opposition political parties.
2014. február 13. 09:10
The two sides both exhibit a chaotic mixture of political and economic ideas, where Anarcho-Stalinism and Occultist Nazism could easily go hand in hand in the same press release.
2014. január 16. 13:03
Once again, we find the good old, critical intellectuals lighting the way for a younger generation of left-liberal politicians. This year's election will show whether our renowned, leftist intellectuals or the right-wing Fidesz machine knows more about the thoughts, needs and wishes of Hungarians, and furthermore, about Hungary itself.
2013. január 28. 11:11
Hungary's fractured liberal opposition is moving closer to an alliance aimed at defeating conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
2013. január 18. 13:40
Just months ago the Együtt 2014 (Together 2014) movement seemed to embody a new wave of opposition politics in Hungary. This was, it appeared, an emerging power capable of focusing the scattered energies of the leftist and liberal opposition into a single, powerful force. But as quickly as it rose, Együtt 2014 has fallen back into the ranks of small-party neophytes. They may have smart party leadership, but Együtt 2014 lacks something vital: an organization with real activists and supporters.
2012. október 22. 17:33
Gordon Bajnai's return to politics comes as no suprise. Nor should it surprise that the left-liberal opposition to Viktor Orbán's government remains so fragmented that it is incapable of taking any steps together in the same direction. Cooperation among the opposition will prove difficult.
2012. szeptember 19. 12:03
Three members of parliament submitted their draft bill on the new electoral law, that might act as a catalyst on the political left in Hungarian political life.
2012. szeptember 18. 13:31
Eva Balogh, quoted in the Wall Street Journal's Corruption Currents blog blames Fidesz for corruption in Hungary. But she makes many factual mistakes.