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Hungarian premier Orban rejects constitutional criticism | News | DW.DE | 14.03.2013

Hungary's prime minister has rejected criticism from the European Union over changes to the country's constitution. The EU is among those who fear the changes threaten Hungary's democracy.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban responded to a reporter's question in Brussels on Thursday by denying that the constitutional amendments were anti-democratic or contrary to EU regulations.

"Who is able to present even one single point of evidence, facts, may I say, which could be the basis for any argument that what we are doing is against democracy?" the conservative politician said. "Without facts there is no sense of any general political discussion," he added.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Mar 14th, 2013 at 03:47:21 PM EST
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You know its bad when people start having separate facts.

I'll just go with "separation of powers": under the proposed new constitution, the judiciary is not independent, but an arm of the executive.

Cue counterarguments, "judges should be appointed by someone who has been elected because elections are the definition of democracy".

Let's start by defining "democracy". That will take a few years.

by Number 6 on Fri Mar 15th, 2013 at 05:46:27 AM EST
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