“The government, using the law enshrined in the constitution, has been declaring a state of war since midnight,” the prime minister said, stressing that the cabinet, which had vowed in parliament on Tuesday, began working immediately as war broke out in the neighboring country. “It’s a war no one sees before,” he said. “This war poses an ongoing threat to Hungary, threatens physical security, but also threatens security of energy supply for the economy and families, as well as for their material security. We see that Brussels sanctions are leading to huge economic disruption and drastic price increases,” Orbán said. . In such a situation, the government needs room for maneuver and immediate action, the prime minister justified this extraordinary measure. Orbán added that, as in the case of an emergency during a coronavirus pandemic, the state of war allows the cabinet to respond immediately and “protect Hungary and Hungarian families” by all possible means. On Tuesday, members of parliament approved the government’s draft constitution, which deals with war and humanitarian disaster. The draft tenth amendment to the Hungarian Basic Law was approved by 136 deputies, 36 were against and no one abstained. It adds emergency provisions to humanitarian disasters and war conflicts in a neighboring country.
Welcome! Log into your account
Recover your password
A password will be e-mailed to you.