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DK Against Proposal to Extend State of Special Legal Order

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.21.

The opposition Democratic Coalition will not support a government proposal to extend the current special legal order connected to the coronavirus epidemic, the party’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

Balázs Barkóczi told an online press conference that the effect of the relevant government decree was going to expire on May 23 after it had been extended by 90 days in late February. In line with a new proposal submitted to parliament, it is planned to be extended until the 15th day following the start of the autumn session in parliament, he added.

Bill Extending Special Legal Order in Hungary Ignites Debate in Parliament
Bill Extending Special Legal Order in Hungary Ignites Debate in Parliament

Parliament has passed a bill on extending the special legal order in connection with measures to protect the country against the coronavirus pandemic. The motion was rejected by all opposition parties that lambasted the government for a failed response to the pandemic and the abuse of power provided by the special legal order. In response, the […]Continue reading

DK believes that the sole purpose of the proposal is to maintain the “government’s unlimited powers”, the spokesman said, and called on the government to “address people’s real problems” such as deteriorating econonomic indicators and growing prices rather than “cementing its own powers”.

Featured photo via Balázs Barkóczi’s Facebook page