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Paramount
Member
Mon Mar 30 12:22:41
Hungary's Orban gets sweeping new powers in virus fight

Hungary's parliament endorsed a bill on Monday giving nationalist premier Viktor Orban sweeping new powers he says he needs to fight the new coronavirus pandemic.

Critics at home and abroad have condemned the "anti-coronavirus defence law", saying it gives Orban unnecessary and unlimited power in a ruse to cement his leadership rather than battle the virus.

After declaring a state of emergency on March 11, the new bill will give Orban the power to largely rule by decree indefinitely until the government decides the pandemic crisis is over.

The bill removes the current requirement for MPs to approve any extension to time limits on the decrees.

It also introduces jail terms of up to five years for anyone spreading "falsehoods" about the virus or the measures against it, stoking new worries for press freedom.

It was passed by 137 votes to 53 by parliament's lower chamber, where Orban's Fidesz party has a two-thirds majority.

More: http://afp...powers-in-virus-fight/a/1n9n3J
Paramount
Member
Mon Mar 30 12:31:03
” It also introduces jail terms of up to five years for anyone spreading "falsehoods" about the virus or the measures against it, stoking new worries for press freedom.”


So if someone says that virus is gone, they can be thrown in jail for five years.


I’m sure the Trumpitards support this though, since Orban is a friend of Trump and Trump has praised Orban.
Dakyron
Member
Mon Mar 30 14:37:23
Once someone has power, they never give it up willingly. Hungary is halfway to a USSR style repressive state.
obaminated
Member
Wed Apr 01 06:58:30
girlfriend is from hungary. her thoughts

"politics is ugly in general, this is nothing new"

Habebe
Member
Wed Apr 01 07:05:30
Dayton, Its rare but it does happen.

People knock Pinochet but he willingly stepped down from dictator to the roll of senator.for life. So he didnt totally give up power but thats a big step.
Paramount
Member
Wed Apr 01 07:06:06
Isn’t Asgard from Hungary also? Originally I mean.
jergul
large member
Wed Apr 01 07:06:38
Bidenated
Nice that you know a girl that you consider a friend. I am rather surprised.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Apr 01 07:25:04
Jergulator
Nice that you take the time and compliment your fellow posters. I am rather surprised.

God dam it, why haven’t I though of Jergulator before? It is short for ”jergul the regulating terminator”. There I have defined it now :)

Watch out before you get Jergulated!
Rugian
Member
Wed Apr 01 14:23:57
Can't have any civil liberties if you're dead, am I right?
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Apr 01 14:32:02
You are right.
jergul
large member
Wed Apr 01 14:48:02
I wonder if it is time again to teach Ruggy the word "proportionate".

I have tried since the 21st of September 2001, so its soon our 20th anniversary.

Don't worry Ruggy. I will buy you something nice.
Asgard
Member
Mon Apr 06 15:34:23
I have a Hungarian citizenship I got through the fact my grandparents were born there.
I did that in order open up the possibility to live and work anywhere in the EU.
Personally I’ve never been to Hungary.
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