Hungarian PM Orban gets dictator's powers, paliament effectively suspendedChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 30, 2020
The Hungarian parliament on Monday voted by a two-thirds majority to allow the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban to rule by decree without a set time limit.
Hungary Orban's government will be able to suspend the enforcement of certain laws
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Plus, individuals who publicize what are viewed as untrue or distorted facts — and which could interfere with the protection of the public, or could alarm or agitate a large number of people — now face several years in jail.
In the vote, 137 members of parliament were in favor, 53 against and nine did not cast a ballot.
Hungary's president, Janos ader, an Orban ally, quickly approved the legislation.
The new rules can only be lifted with another two-thirds vote of the parliament and a presidential signature. ■