The new constitution was approved single-handedly by the conservative party Fidesz (once a liberal party which did not allow anyone older than 30 in its ranks), which enjoys a 2/3 majority in the country's parliament, enough to radically change the first law of the republic.
The new constitution seems redacted in the darkest dungeons of the Vatican, with continuous references to something they call "God", that cult of child abusers known as Christianity, the long vanished Crown of Hungary and traditional family.
As you can gather from such fascist preliminary rantings, it goes on to absolutely forbid abortion and to restrict marriage and adoption to heterosexual couples.
In addition to this abhorrent sectarian and ultra-patriarchal first law, the old boys of Fidesz are also planning to fundamentally alter how normal democracy works by giving extra votes to mothers, according their number of children. This is so weird and, admittedly, original that I'm not even to comment on it. Just to say that it'd be a lot better if they would guarantee housing and a basic living to all mothers.
This new constitution will come to effect in January 1st 2012 and has caused many protests already. In my understanding it is the kind of constitution that should guarantee that Hungary's membership in the EU would be at least put on hold, as happened with Austria when it was under Neonazi rule. It has indeed raised eyebrows in Brussels but it is not clear, much less with so many Tory governments all around EU, that measures will be taken.
Last year, a highly restrictive law on free expression was rejected by Brussels because it fell short of EU standards (however notice how Berlusconi is still not ostracized). Thereafter the Orban cabinet made cosmetic changes but that was it.
|Nazi militias terrorize Hungary|
Further to the right the Jobbik Neonazi is doing the dirty work for Fidesz, deploying terrorist militias all through the country and attacking minorities like Roma and immigrants. Worst is that local and state authorities collaborate with them.
In general, all this underlines the fascist evolution of Hungary, a EU member state which should be at least put in quarantine and probably even kicked out altogether from the confederation.