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Hungary Passes New Law Granting Sweeping Power to Authoritarian PM Viktor Orbán

HeadlineMar 31, 2020

In Hungary, critics warn authoritarian and anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is using the crisis to pass sweeping new laws to further consolidate his power, allowing him to rule by decree and giving him authority to override existing legislation, prevent elections, and arrest and jail journalists that may be critical of his nationalist government and their response to the pandemic.

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