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23 June 2021
In international media there was some confusion about the bills passed through emergency decree-power and the regular parliamentary law-making which continued throughout the emergency. However, it is clear that transitioning from the state of emergency to a medical crisis later this month does not end Orbán’s rule-by-decree.
According to the Minister of Justice, Judit Varga, the state emergency and the special legal order will end on 20 June. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the widely criticised Coronavirus Act was approved on 30 March, granting the power to the ruling Fidesz party to govern the country by decree.