Europe 1 with AFP 9:56 p.m., May 24, 2022 To deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban established a second state of emergency on Tuesday after that linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, which was to expire on Tuesday next. “Hungary must stay out of this war and protect the financial security of its families,” he said on social media.Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday declared a second state of emergency, this time to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine, when the first, linked to the coronavirus pandemic, was due to expire next Tuesday. “The world is on the verge of an economic crisis. Hungary must stay out of this war and protect the financial security of its families,” the nationalist leader said on Facebook, raising concerns. “This requires flexibility and immediate action. The government, exercising its right under the Basic Law, declares a state of war emergency from midnight,” he added. constitution modified to introduce this measureShortly before this announcement, the parliament, which had just been sworn in, had modified the constitution to allow the introduction of such a measure “due to a conflict”. Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party has a two-thirds majority there. The first decisions taken in this new legal framework will be announced on Wednesday, according to Viktor Orban. The civil liberties NGO TASZ denounced a “state of emergency that has become permanent”, recalling that it had already been established in Hungary, in in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. It was due to expire on May 31. It offers Viktor Orban “more leeway than usual”, allowing him to “restrict or simply suspend everyone’s fundamental rights”, denounces the NGO, which regrets the marginalization of parliament in Hungary. In power without interruption for twelve years, Viktor Orban, dean of European leaders, is regularly accused by his Western partners of abuse of power in his country, a member of the European Union (EU) and NATO.
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