The Hungarian Government Expects to Lift the State of Emergency on June 20

The Hungarian government expects to lift the state of emergency in connection with the outbreak of the new coronavirus on June 20.


Justice Minister Judit Varga reported on Tuesday on Facebook as the government prepares a bill that will end sweeping powers.

Under the state of emergency, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán can govern by decree.

The too conservative head of government received strong international criticism, including from Brussels. The Hungarian government was accused of an anti-democratic coup.

Early last week, it was announced that a proposal would be submitted to Parliament on Tuesday to lift the state of emergency.

The law by which the government had been granted emergency powers by parliament did not contain an end date. That law was passed by parliament on March 30.

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