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OPPOSITION VOWS TO DENY 'LIMITLESS POWERS' FROM ORBÁN GOVERNMENT

 

As the opposition does not trust Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government, it will not grant it special powers for an indefinite period of time, the opposition parties said. The opposition on Monday voted against the government’s epidemic response bill because the legislation failed to set a time limit for maintaining the state of emergency. In a joint statement, the Democratic Coalition (DK), the Socialists, Párbeszéd, Jobbik, green LMP, Momentum and the Liberals, along with independent lawmakers Bernadett Szél and Ákos Hadházy, called Orbán’s government “unfit” to handle the crisis. “The government sees Hungarians and their elected representatives as adversaries to overcome rather than partners,” they said. The opposition, in turn, sees a need for acting, planning and making decisions together. The government, however, denies millions of Hungarians and their representatives to do so, they said.