April 17, 2012

Freedom of Speech in Hungary: A Politically Contested Issue for Twenty Years

Hungary has gone through an authoritarian turn in the past two years. Since the general elections in spring 2010, the legislature is dominated by a two-thirds majority of the right-wing Fidesz that can hence implement any constitutional changes. Fidesz has indeed used its constitutional majority to alter the entire constitutional system that had been established in 1989–1990. In April 2011, the parliament adopted a new constitution called ‘The Fundamental Law of Hungary’.

Hungary has gone through an authoritarian turn in the past two years. Since the general elections in spring 2010, the legislature is dominated by a two-thirds majority of the right-wing Fidesz that can hence implement any constitutional changes. Fidesz has indeed used its constitutional majority to alter the entire constitutional system that had been established in 1989–1990. In April 2011, the parliament adopted a new constitution called ‘The Fundamental Law of Hungary’.


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