April 19, 2011
Lawmakers from the governing majority are set to approve Hungary’s new constitution on Monday amid a boycott by the opposition, which claims it’s an attempt to entrench power for the government while limiting civil liberties.
The government says the constitution will allow Hungary to complete the transition from communism to democracy started over 20 years ago, put the country on a sound economic footing and prevent the kind of political scandals that tainted the previous government.
“On Monday, parliament is preparing to pass a new fundamental law of which every Hungarian can be proud,” said Peter Szijjarto, spokesman for Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
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