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DK against proposal to extend state of special legal order

The opposition Democratic Coalition will not support a government proposal to extend the current special legal order connected to the coronavirus epidemic, the party's spokesman said on Wednesday.

Balazs Barkoczi told an online press conference that the effect of the relevant government decree was going to expire on May 23 after it had been extended by 90 days in late February. In line with a new proposal submitted to parliament, it is planned to be extended until the 15th day following the start of the autumn session in parliament, he added.

DK believes that the sole purpose of the proposal is to maintain the “government’s unlimited powers”, the spokesman said, and called on the government to “address people’s real problems” such as deteriorating econonomic indicators and growing prices rather than “cementing its own powers”.

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