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Citing War in Ukraine, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán Seizes Emergency Powers

HeadlineMay 26, 2022

Hungary’s authoritarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has extended emergency powers, citing the war in neighboring Ukraine. The move grants Orbán’s far-right, nationalist government sweeping powers to enact policies without the input of the Legislature. Orbán, who recently won a fourth term as prime minister, has been accused of turning Hungary into a “ballot-box dictatorship.” 

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