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Is COVID-19 Endangering Democracy in Hungary?

Clip: 04/09/2020 | 2m 9s | Video has closed captioning.

Last week, the Hungarian government asked for emergency permission to rule by decree. Without imposing a time limit, the parliament approved the move. Prime Minister Viktor Orban says he will use the extraordinary powers “proportionately,” but opposition lawmakers say it puts Hungarian democracy in quarantine. Christiane discusses the controversial move with foreign minister Péter Szijjártó.

Aired: 04/09/20

Rating: NR

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