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Orban Locks In Prosecutor Ally Before Close Hungary Election

  • Hungarian leader has cemented string of allies in key posts
  • Appointments may entrench Orban’s influence after 2022 vote
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban moved to lock in another close ally in a key position before general elections where a resurgent opposition is looking to roll back his consolidation of power.

Ruling-party lawmakers voted on Tuesday to set a two-thirds parliamentary threshold to dismiss the chief prosecutor. The move follows a string of appointments, overhauls and rule changes that opposition parties say are designed to preserve Orban’s influence in case of an election defeat.