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Constitution for a new Hungary – the domestic and regional implications
Constitution for a new Hungary – the domestic and regional implications

Author(s): Andrzej Sadecki, Mateusz Gniazdowski
Subject(s): Government/Political systems
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: constitution; Hungary
Summary/Abstract: The new constitution will come into force in Hungary on 1 January 2012[1]. Its adoption is part of the state reform which the Fidesz party led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been implementing since it won the election in April 2010. Fidesz, along with the Christian Democrats which support it, has a qualified majority of two-thirds of the votes in parliament and may introduce solutions to facilitate its rule without support from other groupings and it is taking advantage of this opportunity. One example of this has been the amendment of the constitution ten times followed by a speedy adoption of a new constitution. The next step will be passing dozens of constitutional laws which regulate essential areas of the functioning of the state over the next few months.

  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English