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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-12 04:27 AM
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Hungarians protest against new Fidesz constitution
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Source: BBC

Tens of thousands of people have been protesting in Budapest over Hungary's controversial new constitution, a day after it came into force.

The country's governing Fidesz party pushed the law through parliament in April after winning a two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections.

Opponents say it threatens democracy by removing checks and balances set up in 1989 when Communism fell. <snip>

The dispute has cast doubt over talks on a new financing agreement with the EU and IMF, seen as vital for market confidence in the central European country.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16387117



As usual with the BBC, much more at the link. Nick Thorpe's sidebar states "the streets belong to the opposition."
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