Hungarian parliament votes to let prime minister rule by decree

By Rob Picheta and Stephanie Halasz, 30 March
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary (photo credit: OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/flickr)
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary (photo credit: OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/flickr)
Hungary's parliament has voted to allow Prime Minister Viktor Orban to rule by decree indefinitely, in order to combat the coronavirus pandemic, giving the populist leader extra powers to unilaterally enact a series of sweeping measures. The bill, which has been criticized by international human rights watchdogs, has no specified end date and allows Orban to bypass a number of democratic institutions in his response to the outbreak.
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