Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Wanted to ask you what you think of the current state of the opposition. Because whilst there have been attempts to mobilise, I have to say that I think most people are swallowing the government line on the EU 'picking on' Hungary, combined with a general failure to recognise the deep shit Hungary is in economically.

Unless something big happens this year it doesn't look to me as if any electoral force will emerge from Milla/Solidaritas - which means the lineup in 2014 will be MSZP/DK, a separate LMP which is increasingly looking up for coalition with Fidesz, and a smattering of small, barely organised leftist parties unable to get beyond the 5%.

In summary, any failure to organise this year will bring MSZP back from the dead, and people opposed to the government will have little choice but to put on a noseclip. And this looks to me like an increasingly likely scenario, despite the MSZP still acting stupidly (eg their call to "bring back MALEV") and failing to consider the reasons for their failure in office.

by car05 on Wed Feb 22nd, 2012 at 05:57:12 AM EST
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