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For now, red sludge proves politically uncontroversial

A first glimpse of the political dimensions of the red sludge disaster suggests that thus far little effort has been made to score political points off the crisis. But unfortunately the tragedy is far from over, and hence its potential political after-effects are also up for grabs…

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Colour Us Orange

With the entire country solidly lined up in the Fidesz column, it’s time to lift the veil and reveal what the government will be up to.

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LMP vs. traditional politics 1:1

After a spectacular start, LMP’s political overdrive comes to a screeching halt.

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‘Celebrity Survivor’ Time for Remaining Socialist Mayors

Meet the most prominent MSZP candidates who may put small dents in Fidesz’ aura of invincibility and find out why.

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Hundred days older, yet hardly any wiser

Three months into its term, most of the Orbán cabinet’s plans for Hungary’s future remain shrouded in mystery.

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Jobbik bides its time

Making it into the news has become much more difficult for Jobbik now that the novelty of its ascendance has worn off.

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Exit Demszky

2010-09-01


Exit Demszky

Budapest’s longtime mayor was extremely successful politically, but he outstayed his welcome.

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Keeping the barbarians out

Though it happens slightly less frequently than Halloween, Hungarians have their own version of trick or treat.

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The Budapest mayoral election – ambitions realised and deferred

Though it is hard to tell whether on the whole this is an advantage or a handicap, it must be said that with some notable exceptions the Fidesz is nothing if not loyal to its top cadres.

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A President should be seen, not heard

Though it may seem as a whimper rather than a bang, the inauguration of President Pál Schmitt marks an important step in the establishment of the new constitutional order envisioned by the ruling party, Fidesz.

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Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research. 

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