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Hungary saying goodbye to democracy?

 
 
Cyracuz
 
Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2011 04:58 pm
The way I hear it, Hungary may not be a democracy starting next year.
Really?
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2011 06:34 pm
@Cyracuz,
Would you care to elaborate? I've neither seen nor heard anyhing locally here.
Cyracuz
 
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Reply Thu 29 Dec, 2011 09:41 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Well, I read a blog in a pretty serious Norwegian newspaper. It was written by a Norwegian journalist, Sven Egil Omdal who's stationed in Brussel. Unfortunately, it's in Norwegian, so I can't provide a helpful link.

What it's all centered around is that when the new constitution becomes effective next year, the ruling party, Fidesz, will control the legal system, the central bank and the media.
Changes to the way elections are done, and a reduction of parliament from 386 to 200 representatives makes it practically impossible for new parties to gain seats. There is more, and worse, but that's the general gist of it.

I do not know the anything about the validity of these claims, and I am inclined to doubt them since I haven't found any other articles about it. I found some about criticism of the constitution based on considerations of discrimination.
But I haven't looked everywhere.
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Strauss
 
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Reply Thu 29 Dec, 2011 09:53 am
Cyracuz wrote:
Really?


Yes, something going awry in Hungary..

Here, a list of articles about Hungary leaving democracy
Cyracuz
 
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Reply Thu 29 Dec, 2011 10:00 am
@Strauss,
Thanks Strauss.
Is Viktor Orban about to go Adolf on us?
Strauss
 
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Reply Thu 29 Dec, 2011 10:13 am
@Cyracuz,
On us, I don't know. On his people, certainly!
RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 29 Dec, 2011 12:44 pm
@Strauss,
They seem to be emulating The U.S. government in that they want a minority government that caters to the 1%. So it must be a democracy because our 1% declare us to be a democracy. Or at least that is what they teach us in our schools.
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