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    Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree


    Viktor Orban of Hungary.

    3/30/20
    Hungary's parliament has voted to allow Prime Minister Viktor Orban to rule by decree indefinitely, in order to combat the coronavirus pandemic, giving the populist leader extra powers to unilaterally enact a series of sweeping measures. The bill, which has been criticized by international human rights watchdogs, has no specified end date and allows Orban to bypass a number of democratic institutions in his response to the outbreak. It was approved in parliament on Monday, with 138 votes in favor and 53 against. The bill required a two-thirds majority to pass. Its provisions go well beyond the various forms of legislation hastily put together by other European Union member states in response to the coronavirus pandemic, dramatically ramping up the strongman leader's powers.

    Orban said on Hungarian national Kossuth radio last week: "We cannot react quickly if there are debates and lengthy legislative and lawmaking procedures. And in times of crisis and epidemic, the ability to respond rapidly can save lives. "The Government is not asking for anything extraordinary," he added. "It is asking for the ability to rapidly enact certain measures. We don't want to enact measures that the Government has no general right to enact -- we simply want to do so swiftly." But the bill has alarmed several international groups. Amnesty International warned it gives Orban's government "carte blanche to restrict human rights."
    It has long been noted that Orban has Alt-right/nationalist/authoritarian tendencies and is the EU Prime Minister closest to Vladimir Putin. He is also the president of Fidesz, the political party with the most seats in Hungary's parliament.


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    Re: Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree


    Viktor Orban of Hungary.



    It has long been noted that Orban has Alt-right/nationalist/authoritarian tendencies and is the EU Prime Minister closest to Vladimir Putin. He is also the president of Fidesz, the political party with the most seats in Hungary's parliament.
    How close can Orba push the rules that allow Hungary to remain in the EU? Or even just to continue to be a recipient of EU funds?
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    Re: Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    The cowardly EU will just tolerate him, they are too spineless to kick Hungary out.

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    Re: Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    The cowardly EU will just tolerate him, they are too spineless to kick Hungary out.
    Same can be said about NATO - specifically as Hungary is not living up to Article 2's declarations.
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    Re: Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    How close can Orba push the rules that allow Hungary to remain in the EU? Or even just to continue to be a recipient of EU funds?
    He's master at pushing the envelope just that far and, when the ban hammer starts swinging, taking a tiny step back.

    The EU being the epitome of sluggishness and rarely of one and the same mind helps.
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    Re: Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    The cowardly EU will just tolerate him, they are too spineless to kick Hungary out.
    Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements, so the just cannot kick them out, and they don't have a reason to kick them out. The people have their own right to vote their goverement, I don't like him either but he was elected democratically. EU doesn't rule the European coutries.

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    Re: Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    There is indeed no provision in any of the EU statutes for expelling any member, a little fact that our resident EU expert seems to be unaware of.
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    Re: Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree


    Viktor Orban of Hungary.



    It has long been noted that Orban has Alt-right/nationalist/authoritarian tendencies and is the EU Prime Minister closest to Vladimir Putin. He is also the president of Fidesz, the political party with the most seats in Hungary's parliament.
    It's good to see that at least some parts of Europe are going in the right direction.

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    Re: Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    What do you mean by "right direction"?

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    Re: Hungarian parliament votes to let Viktor Orban rule by decree

    Quote Originally Posted by Chagos View Post
    He's master at pushing the envelope just that far and, when the ban hammer starts swinging, taking a tiny step back.

    The EU being the epitome of sluggishness and rarely of one and the same mind helps.
    The main problem is that they have an ally in Poland and the requirement for a unanimous vote to punish them.
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