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Vote on the “state of terrorist threat” in Hungarian Parliament | Attila Kovács / MTI

'Terror clause' in Hungarian constitution

Jun 7, 2016

In the event of a terrorist threat or attack, a “state of terrorist threat” can be declared in Hungary Also, certain laws can be bypassed and exceptional measures implemented. That is according to the latest amendment to Hungary's Basic Law.

President Pál Schmitt at the celebration of the constitution | MTI / Péter Kollányi

Hungary - no longer a republic in name

Jan 2, 2012

Hungary‘s new constitution, which took effect on January 1, omits "republic" from Hungary's official name, and includes several controversial paragraphs objected to by Amnesty International, as well as American and EU officials.

Hungarian Parliament | Dávid Harangozó

New constitution passed

Apr 18, 2011

Hungarian lawmakers have on Monday approved the country’s new constitution that will take effect on 1 January 2012. Passing the bill into law required a two-thirds majority which was provided by the governing force.

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