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Parliament votes to extend emergency powers to 180 days maximum

Lawmakers on Monday voted to allow the government to request emergency powers in relation to defence and security to be extended from the current 30 days to a maximum of 180 days from Nov. 1.

The vote which also authorises such emergency powers to be granted multiple times was carried with 142 in favour, 31 against and 6 abstentions.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on May 24 declared emergency powers in Hungary in response to the Russia-Ukraine war.

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