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Is Hungary’s Covid-19 emergency an ‘Orban’s power grab’ – or fake news by globalist hypocrites?

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Even as it acknowledged that dealing with the coronavirus pandemic “requires harsh measures which curtail individual freedoms,” the Guardian was shocked – shocked! – that the Hungarian parliament gave Prime Minister Viktor Orban essentially unlimited dictatorial powers.

“This will be another bad week for Hungarian democracy,” the paper proclaimed in an editorial titled ‘Orban’s power grab’ and lamenting what it called “an indefinite period of what amounts to one-man rule in an EU member state.”

While French President Emmanuel Macron has enacted “wide-ranging and draconian” emergency measures, and UK’s own PM Boris Johnson also got sweeping new powers, the Guardian argued, those were different – because both were time-limited, whereas Orban’s are open-ended.

Hungary's govt spox says the "far-left" Guardian has sunk to a "despicable new low" in its editorial about the new coronavirus emergency laws.Here's the editorial: https://t.co/5cYiTsfUwXAnd here's the response: https://t.co/PqYUJN89f0

The shrillness of their reactions might make one think the Orszaghaz just passed the Hungarian version of the Enabling Act. Worse, even – to borrow Guardian’s logic – as even Hitler’s emergency powers had to be........

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