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LMP: GOV'T ABUSES ITS POWER IN ABSENCE OF POLITICAL CONSENUS

 

Opposition LMP believes the government abuses its power if there is a lack of political consensus with regard to managing the country’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the green party’s co-leader said at an online press conference. Erzsébet Schmuck said LMP has proposed three modifications to a bill submitted to parliament by the government extending the state of emergency. The party wants the inclusion of a sunset clause in the bill, it believes parliamentary group leaders should be able to turn to the Constitutional Court during the state of emergency, and it wants to block provisions which it sees as an obstruction to freedom of speech, she added.