Hungary’s governing Fidesz-Christian Democratic People’s Party alliance suffered a major defeat in Sunday’s mayoral by-election in Salgótarján. The previous mayor, Ottó Dóra, died on November 29th, 2015. Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), Democratic Coalition (DK) and Tarján City Residents Association (TVE) joint candidate Zsolt Fekete (pictured here with his wife and son) won with nearly 52 percent […]
Various politicians and political experts spoke at a conference on Saturday on the subject of how to defeat Fidesz in 2018.
Some two thousand people gathered in the Kossuth square in front of the Hungarian parliament on Sunday to protest a government proposal to essentially turn Hungary into a police state every time Prime Minister Viktor Orbán cries wolf.
The European Parliament voted by a show of hands on Wednesday to suspend Hungarian MEP Béla Kovács’s immunity from prosecution so that he can face charges of spying for Russia. The move clears the way for Hungarian authorities to prosecute the Jobbik MEP. In the run-up to European Parliament elections in Hungary last year, the […]
In a written statement issued this afternoon, Movement for a Modern Hungary (MOMA) party founder and chairman Lajos Bokros condemns the Orbán government’s handling of the refugee crisis. “The Orbán government is obviously getting ready to announce a state of emergency,” writes Bokros. “Given that the country is doing worse and worse, the government needs an […]
Some 200 people attended a demonstration in front of parliament organized by the Movement for a Modern Hungary (MOMA) Wednesday afternoon in protest of the government’s xenophobic politics. Party founder and chairman Lajos Bokros believes the government’s policies “belong on the garbage heap of history.”
On Thursday several hundred people attended a forum on Paks II at a cultural center in Páks, home to Hungary’s one and only atomic power plant, to discuss government plans to build two new reactors to replace the four existing reactors. The 400-person hall was filled to capacity. Many chose to watch from the corridor or […]
“Destroying a well functioning school is just as barbarian an act as burning books or what ISIS do with the ancient monuments”. – Parent of student upon learning of plans to close Budapest District 9’s Raoul Wallenberg high school ATV.hu reported last week that the Raoul Wallenberg Technical High School, the only school to bear the name […]
By a vote of 65 in favor and 118 opposed, the Hungarian parliament voted on Tuesday not to take up for discussion a draft parliamentary resolution submitted by independent MPs from the Together (Együtt) party that would have compelled the government to prepare draft legislation regarding the release of state security files. Neither Prime Minister Viktor Orban, […]
Politics Can Be Different (LMP) candidate Barbara Sallee (left) says that votes cast for her in the upcoming Ajka-Tapolca by-election are not “lost votes”. She does not agree she has no chance of winning and will not step back in favor of the joint Hungarian Socialist Party-Democratic Coalition (MSZP-DK) candidate, not even to prevent a far-right […]