The First Constituency
Jobbik's Gábor Vona on the Tapolca By-Election Victory: 'The 21st Century has Defeated the Parties of the 20th Century'2015. április 13. 11:02
Gábor Vona, the president of Jobbik, and Lajos Rig, the Jobbik candidate who has apparently won Sunday's by-election, will not, contrary to the campaign promise, be stripping to their waists to dispel rumors about certain tattoos. Vona says that it is the 21st century that has defeated the parties of the 20th century in yesterday's vote to elect a parliamentary seat for a constituency in western Hungary. According to the party president, Jobbik does not receive any unfair, dishonest funding from Russia, nor from Iran. Mandiner reached Mr. Vona on the phone just minutes after his press conference in Tapolca on Sunday night.
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. 8:23
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 5. 8:15
It is not, of course, as if the Left has regarded Hungary’s electoral system as immutable.
2014. március 26. 19:49
A similar situation can be found in Hungary, where firebrand Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is set to run for re-election on April 6 under a new electoral law that has much in common with Renzi's reform.
2014. január 15. 10:50
Until last week when the opposition parties struck a cooperation agreement, little had changed in Hungarian politics over the last several months: Fidesz is still ahead and is likely to win this year's elections. But can Fidesz and its leader, Viktor Orbán, be assured of his victory? And if yes, how did Fidesz manage this? We continue with Part 2 in our article on why Fidesz maintains its lead.
2013. július 16. 12:40
Less than ten months before the next parliamentary elections, the governing party, Fidesz, still enjoys a commanding lead in opinion polls. It may come as a surprise to domestic and international critics of the government, so we tried to find a good explanation for this in a series of Mandiner articles.
2013. január 7. 9:00
Fidesz decided to end its controversial push for voter registration, which is arguably the party’s most significant concession since it was elected to a two thirds majority in Parliament in 2010.
2012. szeptember 24. 9:05
Here in the United States, our voter registration rate is somewhere between 66 and 75 percent. But no one is going on a hunger strike over that.
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.