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What happens if and when Fidesz fails to win a 2/3 supermajority and an opposition blocking minority of maybe 2/5 arises? Will the single-party regime find its own unchangeable rules too much of a straitjacket?

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 01:02:58 PM EST
Why would they? They would remain in control of all the levers of power, including the ones that would legally declare the instance of a violation of an unchangeable rule by the government. They would only become unable to implement more straitjacket laws. (And that's assuming that the 2/5 doesn't include Jobbik, because Jobbik can be won to lend support as they did support many a Fidesz legislation over the past year and half.)

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by DoDo on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 01:44:41 PM EST
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They are positioning themselves to be ONE AND ONLY PARTY in Hungary. They will not going to need to be bothered with majority shit in future...

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by vbo on Wed Jan 4th, 2012 at 11:30:57 PM EST
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