BUDAPEST – Opposition rejects Orbán plan

Opposition MPs voted against considering the law that would keep the state of emergency decrees in force indefinitely until the end of the emergency.

“If opposition MPs do not vote to extend the emergency, we will solve the crisis without them,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told parliament on Monday, as his ruling Fidesz party can still pass the law via the ordinary parliamentary procedure next week.

In response to the suggestion to limit the state of emergency to 90 days, the PM said we will be “in worse condition” in 90 days as the epidemic will stretch out if defence measures are successful, adding that the epidemic will last longer the more it is slowed down. 

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