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Hungary's Prime Minister Brushes Human Rights Concerns Over Constitutional Changes Aside

Says they are not a threat to democracy or existing law

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Rejecting criticism from the EU, the U.S. and human rights groups, Hungary's prime minister insisted Thursday that recent constitutional changes aren't threatening democracy and the rule of law in the Eastern European nation.

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  1. ” Orban’s conservative government holds a two-thirds majority in parliament, which it has used to push through a sweeping overhaul of the country’s institutions and its constitution.

    “We got a two-thirds majority because people trusted us with the job,” Orban said.

    Since 2010, Orban has battled often with the EU over attempts to increase his executive control, ranging from limiting the central bank’s independence to curbing media freedom. His government has altered some legislation to comply with EU demands, but critics claim the changes were only superficial. ”

    Oh good. It’s all backwards then, and the libtards are having fits.

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