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Unanimous vote in Hungarian Parliament to revoke the special legal order

State of Danger Replaced by Disease Control Preparedness

Jun 18, 2020

The Hungarian government declared a state of disease control preparedness based on which the government can declare a health crisis whenever it deems necessary and rule by decree. It was on Tuesday this week that Hungarian Parliament unanimously lifted the 'special legal order' that had given basically unlimited power to the government since March 31 […]

First Democratic Government Formed 30 Years Ago

May 23, 2020

It was on May 23, 1990 that Hungarian parliament, the first democratically elected one for over four decades, elected historian József Antall as the Prime Minister of the country to head a center-right coalition government that enjoyed a 60% majority in the national assembly. As part of the transition from one-party communist style rule to […]

PM Viktor Orbán in Hungarian Parliament

The Law to Give Government Extra Powers Takes Effect

Mar 31, 2020

The government of Viktor Orbán has been granted sweeping new powers for an unlimited period of time to manage the country’s coronavirus epidemic. According to a government spokesman, this law – which allows the government to bypass parliament – makes it possible to introduce “extraordinary measures” that are needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

János Horváth

Former Hungarian MP Remembered in Parliament

Dec 3, 2019

Members of Hungarian Parliament have held a minute of silence to remember former MP János Horváth who died in Budapest last week in his 99th year of age. János Horváth was a member of the National Assembly between 1945 and 1947, and from 1998 to 2014. From 2003 to 2014, he was the oldest Speaker […]

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