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Hungary’s Orban Declares State of Emergency Over War, Economy

Viktor Orban 

Viktor Orban 

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared a wartime state of emergency immediately after his new government was installed.

The state of emergency, a new tool Parliament approved earlier on Tuesday, will take effect at midnight and will give the government “maneuvering room and the ability to react immediately” to the fallout from the war in neighboring Ukraine, Orban said in a video message on his Facebook page.