Hungarian government submits proposal for new constitutional amendments

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (C) at the plenary session of the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, 30 March 2020. [EPA-EFE/Zoltan Mathe]

Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga submitted a proposal for the amendment of Hungary’s constitution, known as the “fundamental law,” the 9th change since the ruling Fidesz government changed the country’s highest law in 2012.

The amendments would define that the “mother – is a woman, the father – a man”, and proclaim that “Hungary protects children’s right to an identity with [their] appropriate sex at birth and guarantees education based on values of our homelands constitutional self-identity and Christian culture.”

Moreover, amendments would define “public money” as the “the revenue, expenditure and claims of the state,” which critics say potentially decreases transparency and accountability.

(Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com)

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