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Did Gyurcsány catch the public mood?

The Democratic Coalition party (DK) launched a campaign to take back the right to vote of Hungarians who have never lived in Hungary. The party is collecting signatures for this cause, which has become extremely successful compared to previous petitions organized by DK.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 14:57

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Gyurcsány is a genius, he got check mate in one move, political analyst says

According to the political scientist, the highest aim of the opposite wing at the moment might only be the prevention of the absolute majority of Fidesz. Gyurcsány's move was clever and the political space of Jobbik is increasing, hence there is a chance that the votes will be divided among the opposition parties in 2018.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 14:58

Read more: Gyurcsány is a genius, he got check mate in one move, political analyst says

Former Socialist PM Medgyessy forecasts Fidesz winning the 2018 parliamentary elections

In an interview with Index.hu, former Prime Minister Péter Medgyessy dismissed MSZP (Hungarian Socialist Party) as an outdated party, said LMP candidate for prime minister Bernadett Szél "offered perspective," avoided answering a question about a faction within MSZP that many believe operates as a political mafia, and said there are "historical situations" that could warrant the left teaming up with radical Jobbik.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 November 2017 07:53

Read more: Former Socialist PM Medgyessy forecasts Fidesz winning the 2018 parliamentary elections

Hungary's PM Orban: Gov't respects the tenets of Christianity

Following years of governing by "anti- Christian, internationalist powers", Hungary now needs a government "dedicated to Christian values", Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a celebratory event marking the 500th anniversary of the start of Reformation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 21:37

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Polls show strenghtening ruling Fidesz

The governing Fidesz party has captured the support of 40% of the electorate in the latest survey by Medián. This support would lead to a better result for ruling Fidesz than in 2014.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 21:43

Read more: Polls show strenghtening ruling Fidesz

Gyurcsány: We need peace and calm

"We need peace and calm" said the former prime minister. According to Mr Gyurcsány , the prime minister is fighting with everyone , be it George Soros, Brussels or the migrants, as if it was a war.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 21:11

Read more: Gyurcsány: We need peace and calm

DK turns to the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) regarding the construction of a bridge by Lőrinc Mészáros

The brazen stealing continues. Lőrinc Mészáros, a front-man for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, won the tender to construct a bridge in Komárom despite the fact that his company's offer was HUF 5 billion higher than the bid of a competitor, who was excluded from the tender.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 20:57

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Gyurcsany launches political campaign to rescind the right to vote in Hungary of Hungarians living abroad

The Democratic Coalition (DK) started to collect signatures to prevent Hungarians living abroad and having double citizenship to vote in Hungarian elections. This campaign was launched with Ferenc Gyurcsány's campaign speech in Kőbánya (blue-collar district of Budapest) on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:22

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DK to initiate PM Orban's national security screening

The Prime Minister's son in law, Istvan Tiborcz (the husband of Orban's oldest daughter, Rahel) has admitted in an interview that he is one of the owner's of BDPST Ltd, which had been involved in many dubious affairs in recent years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:21

Read more: DK to initiate PM Orban's national security screening

Gyurcsány: LMP is the biggest obstacle to defeating Fidesz

The head of Democratic Coalition party (DK) Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány said on a political talk show on RTL Klub television, that if the democratic opposition won 60 to 70 constituencies in the general elections in April 2018, Fidesz could be defeated. Mr. Gyurcsány also said in the television program called 'Magyarul Balóval' that LMP is the biggest obstacle to defeating Fidesz.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:19

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There won’t be a common candidate for Prime Minister, Gyurcsany says

Former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány gave an interview on ATV and said that his party is completely similar to the old Fidesz of 1989. They were free, pro-European and open minded, just like DK is today.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:22

Read more: There won’t be a common candidate for Prime Minister, Gyurcsany says

Gyurcsány: Orbán's regime is „the lie itself”

The chairman of Democratic Coalition called the Hungarian government the enemy of the civil, Europe oriented and free Hungary at an event organised in the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the party.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:12

Read more: Gyurcsány: Orbán's regime is „the lie itself”

Orban's ruling Fidesz to tighten regulations on campaign financing ahead of elections

Parties receiving less than 0.5% of the votes cast on party lists in the general election should be obliged to repay the state funding provided for their campaign, Fidesz party group leader Gergely Gulyás said on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:21

Read more: Orban's ruling Fidesz to tighten regulations on campaign financing ahead of elections

Péter Balázs seeks to be joint opposition candidate for prime minister

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Commissioner for Regional Policy Péter Balázs would become a prime ministerial candidate of the left-wing opposition if suitable conditions arose, reports HírTV.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 19:56

Read more: Péter Balázs seeks to be joint opposition candidate for prime minister

Hungary is “a 1980s retro version of itself”: slides into authoritarianism as government smears independent journalists, Huffington Post

In a summing-up of Hungary's current political climate, Huffington Post calls Hungary "a 1980s retro version of itself" and cites the bullying of Budapest Beacon contributor Lili Bayer by government spokesman Zoltán Kovács and government mouth-piece 888.hu as an evidence of Hungary's steady slide into authoritarianism.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:15

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