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2011-09-12

Cardinal concerns: the new super laws are coming

The constitutional process is far from over: phase two is just about to begin. In the autumn the government parties will introduce the so-called cardinal (or supermajority) laws that will flesh out various areas that were only addressed in broad strokes by the Constitution.
Cardinal concerns: the new super laws are coming

The constitutional process is far from over: phase two is just about to begin. In the autumn the government parties will introduce the so-called cardinal (or supermajority) laws that will flesh out various areas that were only addressed in broad strokes by the Constitution. While legally slightly inferior to constitutional provisions, these laws are also enacted and amended with a two-thirds majority, thus making them very difficult to change in the future. In light of Fidesz’ failure to seek a consensus on constitutional issues, and its reluctance to consult or compromise on key issues, there are legitimate worries that the cardinal laws will only further enhance Fidesz’s unilateral power grab.

Policy Solutions' analysis on the upcoming supermajority laws can be downloaded from here.



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