freelogoOur objective is to provide English speaking readers interested in Hungary with a well balanced view of political activities in Hungary by featuring contents from various printed and online sources together with our own commentaries. We are convinced that Hungary is built on all sorts of different ideas, thoughts and opinions and, despite of the new Media Law, our aim is to provide an alternative and reliable source of information – contrary to the one-sided press of the government – for those who want to hear the voice of a free Hungary.

Even Jobbik voters want an opposition alliance

A majority of Jobbik voters would prefer a broad opposition alliance to run against Fidesz in next year's election, according to a recent poll conducted by pollster Republikon Institute for

41 percent of left-wing and liberal voters polled responded that parties of the opposition should run together on a joint party list in next year's election, while 39 percent responded that coordination in electoral districts would be enough and there is no need for a joint party list.

Meanwhile, Jobbik voters tend to lean more towards the idea of one opposition candidate per electoral district as the relative majority of Jobbik sympathizers, some 40 percent would prefer this method over a joint party list (22 percent) or no cooperation at all (29 percent).

Left-wing, liberal voters are divided over the inclusion of Jobbik in a possible electoral alliance. Although the relative majority (33 percent) of left-wing, liberal voters think that all parties including Jobbik, should cooperate with each other, the absolute majority of such voters would prefer either an electoral alliance consisting only of left-wing parties (24 percent), separate alliances between the old and the new parties of the left (23 percent), or for all parties to run separate lists of candidates (13 percent).

Surprisingly, Jobbik voters are less divided over the question as 49 percent of them would prefer a broad opposition alliance with Jobbik among its ranks. Meanwhile, 18 percent of Jobbik voters think that cooperation between Jobbik and left-wing parties is not realistic but left-wing parties should cooperate. 24 percent of Jobbik voters think that all parties should run individually as only 6 percent of them would like to see two alliances of old and new left-wing parties.

Although former prime minister and current chairman of the Democratic Coalition party (DK) Ferenc Gyurcsány is still one of the most unpopular politicians in Hungary, 72 percent of left-wing, liberal voters agree the former Socialist prime minister should play a role in the opposition's cooperation, whereas 19 percent believe Gyurcsány is so unpopular that he would only hinder the opposition's effort.

Although Gyurcsány is much more rejected by Jobbik voters, still some 38 percent of them think the Democratic Coalition founder and chairman should play a role in an opposition alliance opposed to the 56 percent who oppose the inclusion of Gyurcsány in a possible alliance.


Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:14

Breaking news



Written on 21/12/2017, 21:09 by admin
jerusalemJerusalem, the eternal capital of the state of Israel and the Jewish people, finally got the official recognition which was overdue for decades....
Written on 13/09/2017, 20:13 by admin
guest-post-eu-and-orban-two-good-friendsThe decision of the European Court of Justice, according to which Hungary should accomodate more than one thousand refugees is at the same time appaling...
Written on 06/10/2016, 19:58 by admin
guest-post-the-day-after-the-referendumThe much anticipated referendum about the resettlement of migrants in Hungary was declared invalid, however, those who voted overwhelmingly rejected the...
Written on 23/06/2016, 06:31 by admin
disintegration-or-something-else-gyurcsany-s-solutions-to-the-ills-of-western-democracies  Something has gone wrong. Quietly, but ever more noticeably, more and more people in more and more places are in revolt. In the American...
Written on 06/04/2016, 19:20 by admin
how-germany-and-its-leftist-liberal-supporters-killed-solidaritySolidarity. This is the word that is probably is the most used and misused term in European politics. Its original meaning is supposed to mean to show...
Written on 23/03/2016, 20:30 by admin
the-orban-regime-can-only-end-in-failure  Change in the Orbán regime is only possible in the event of its downfall, so ruling Fidesz either becomes successful with its current set of...
Written on 23/03/2016, 20:20 by admin
anger-or-resignation  No matter how hard Mr Orbán is trying to get rid of his old cronies, he just cannot get rid of himself. He is too old for his system. The...
Written on 14/01/2016, 20:51 by admin
europe-s-new-yearThe European continent had a very difficult year in 2015, but that may be dwarfed by 2016. The most heated issue will be, without a doubt, the migration...
Written on 09/12/2015, 14:16 by admin
the-secret-diaries-of-viktor-orban-nov-dec-2015November 14th 2015I awoke to the shocking news about the Paris attacks last night. Words cannot express my feelings of shock.It turns out that one of the...
Written on 12/11/2015, 14:31 by admin
spies-in-the-newsroom   According to a new scheme, the government might place spies in the newsrooms, to have a better view of what is being written. This all...
Joomla templates by Joomlashine