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Analyses and research

Analyses and research

Not Refugee Crisis But Economic Issues to Determine the Next Hungarian Elections
Altough the number of refugees has been significantly reducing recently (mainly due to the winter wheather conditions), anti-immigrant campaign of the Hungarian goverment is still in full swing. In the early stage of the campaign (Summer 2015), it focused on economic concerns (“they’re taking our jobs”) and collecting signatures to reject EU quo...

Capitalism Can Be Different: Political Lessons from the Hungarian Uber-Protests
As it has happened in many countries before, Hungarian taxi drivers have had enough of Uber, and protested in the most busy junctions of Budapest for days. And although the conflict is more of an economic issue than a political one, the reactions of the Hungarian government and opposition parties are worth looking at closer.Originally published ...

Clinton, Fiorina and Feminism in US Presidential Campaign
Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina – the American presidential campaign is more and more dominated by two female candidates. Although each of them represents quite a different stance, both of them approach the women’s issues as a key element of their campaigns. "Carly Fiorina (16669797001)" by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of Ameri...

Participation, Transparency, Action: Primary Election as Political Innovation
In Hungary the democratic opposition struggles with the lack of visibility, trust and the capacity to act. Those voters who left the governing Fidesz party do not join the opposition. In order to stimulate the latter, the Republikon Institute proposes to introduce primary elections. We believe that this instrument of narrowing the field of candi...

Speaking of Feminism(s) from the Perspective of Freedom
It’s not difficult to notice how short-tempered a discussion can get when arguing with people who claim to fight for the same ideals we do but who being, in fact, far from values and principles we believe in still claim to own the one and only “correct” way of bringing those ideals about. To me it’s the case with feminism and people who question...

Governing party Fidesz continue to lose while opposition parties continue to gain according to Republikon Institute’s February research. Fidesz decreased from 53 to 48 percent while Jobbik increased from 18 to 19 percent and the MSZP-P-MLP alliance increased from 14 to 17 percent. LMP and DK also gained 1 percent amongst party voters. See ful...

Governing party Fidesz lose while opposition parties gain in the new opinion poll of Republikon Institute conducted only two months before the election. Fidesz decreased from 57 to 54 percent while the newly formed MSZP-P alliance increased from 11 to 13 percent and Jobbik increased from 16 to 18 percent. See full results HERE!  

Fidesz maintains huge advantage while opposition parties, Jobbik and MSZP continue to lose support. With less than half year until the election, Fidesz managed to increase its support by three percent amongst party voters.The support of MSZP decreased from 12 to 11 percent while Jobbik decreased from 15 to 13 percent. See full results HERE!

Fidesz maintains huge advantage while Jobbik increased its popularity for the first time since April 2017.The support of Jobbik increased from 13 to 16 percent amongst party voters, while the support of MSZP is 11 percent. See full results here. See full results HERE!  

This is the highest result ever recorded for Fidesz
  Although the decrease of MSZP’s support has stopped, their result is overwhelmed by the governing parties’ 54 percent popularity amongst party voters, according to Republikon Institue’s October research, which was published first by the media partner of the institute, 24.hu. Those who expected dramatic changes on party preferences compared to ...

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