‘Vote to take place all the same’

Published on 11 March 2013 at 12:03

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In spite of protests from the European Union and the Council of Europe, and opposition demonstrations — including Saturday’s gathering outside the constitutional court in Budapest — on March 11, parliament is set to endorse controversial changes to Hungary’s fundamental law, which replaced the country’s constitution in 2012.
According to the daily, Viktor Orbán’s conservative government, which can count on a large majority in parliament, will have no trouble obtaining approval for the “fourth amendment”.
In spite of a constitutional court decision to invalidate some of its measures, which “grant a constitutional status” to recent laws on student funding, election campaigns and the homeless, the amendment will be passed on Monday.

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