If we're gonna have a thread called Viktor Orban I think it should be about him - not why we shouldn't talk about him.
I guess I see three levels of lockdown and emergency powers in some of the countries discussed and so on etc
Portugal- got to be renewed every two weeks by a vote in parliament or else it lapses... a safeguard built in to protect democracy.
UK - powers last for two years unless cancelled (I believe, correct me if wrong) even though when they asked for this they said the virus would be over in a matter of weeks
Hungary - powers last FOREVER
To me there is a clear hierarchy of scariness there.
So kind of like an elective dictatorship type thing? Bit like Trump in that everyone knows that he should have been removed but with his senate majority (which in turn came from a gerrymandered system) it was never gonna happen.The Hungarian Parliament can reverse it again anytime they want if they vote with the same 2/3 majority they voted it in with. They're not going to, because he has a 2/3 majority. But they could. In practical terms, it makes no difference.
No but that's not at all what I'm saying. In fact it's almost the opposite.Right. But it's not like Orban is squeaking by on some technical majority here.