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Hungary’s Leader Grabbed Powers to Fight the Virus. Some Fear Other Motives.

Hungary’s Leader Grabbed Powers to Fight the Virus. Some Fear Other Motives.

BUDAPEST — In the days since the Hungarian Parliament gave Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule indefinitely by decree, nominally in the name of combating the coronavirus pandemic, his government has been energized by much other than the disease. First, his deputy briefly toyed with a plan to strip powers from city mayors, many of whom represent opposition …

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