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Hungarian Constitution is “Not a Toy”

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Hungary, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Law, Politics, Protest

According to a report [1] [hu] on Facebook page “The Constitution is Not a Toy,” some 100 protesters have occupied the Hungarian governing party's headquarters; a pro-government crowd, however, has also showed up at the scene. The protesters voiced their opposition to the planned new amendment of the Hungarian constitution, a basic law that was enacted in 2011 [2], after Fidesz Party won with a two thirds majority in 2010, and has been at the center of heated debates in and outside the country ever since. The latest review of the amendment by the Princeton University professor Kim Lane Scheppele was published here [3].