On Monday, Hungary’s parliament passed a controversial bill that gave Orban sweeping emergency powers for an indefinite period of time. Orban’s commanding two-thirds parliamentary majority made his new powers a fait accompli. ADADThe measures were invoked as part of the government’s response to the global pandemic. ADADOn Monday, far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini defended Orban’s new powers as part of the “free choice” of a democratically elected parliament. Hungary’s Orban is the latest example.
Source: Washington Post March 31, 2020 04:00 UTC