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BUDAPEST — Tens of thousands protested Monday against Hungary’s new constitution, which critics say curbs democracy, while the governing centre-right government celebrated the new law at a gala event.
The demonstration entitled: “There will be a Republic again”, was organised by civil groups which claimed nearly 100,000 people gathered on one of Budapest’s main avenues.
Critics say the new constitution, which entered into force on January 1, curbs constitutional court powers, threatens media pluralism and ends judicial independence.
The “Fundamental Law”, which renames “the Republic of Hungary” to simply “Hungary”, was adopted in April thanks to a two-thirds parliamentary majority that enables Orban’s government to change legislation at will.