Hungary and the state of exception: Goodbye, danger – Hello, health crisis?

In Hungary, the Parliament has asked the government on Tuesday under Prime Minister Viktor Orban to stop the Corona-state of emergency ("hazard"). Orbán had a

Hungary and the state of exception: Goodbye, danger – Hello, health crisis?

In Hungary, the Parliament has asked the government on Tuesday under Prime Minister Viktor Orban to stop the Corona-state of emergency ("hazard"). Orbán had already announced that the special powers of attorney on 20. June to end. Be a Department head, Gergely Gulyás said that the emergency regulations could be phased out in the night to Thursday.

Stephan Löwenstein

Political correspondent, based in Vienna.

F. A. Z.

The government in Budapest had caused in March, sharp criticism of the domestic Opposition, but also anxious reactions in European partner countries. The reason was that the state of the "special law", in which the government can set the regulations without acts of Parliament to be in force, without any specific time limit had been introduced, then by decision of Two-thirds majority of Orbán's Fidesz-KDNP party Alliance in the Parliament. The repeal was unanimous.

Orbán wrote on his Facebook page, his critics would now be a never-recurring opportunity for an apology. So all at home and abroad, would have to accuse him of dictatorship could come "cheap". An apology for the criticism of the emergency regulations had requested the government several times previously, addressed particularly to foreign media, as well as the governments of Northern European countries.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 00:19

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