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Hungary's PM wins emergency powers to fight coronavirus

Reuters Monday, 30 March 2020
Hungary's parliament granted nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule by decree on Monday to fight the coronavirus, ignoring calls by opponents and rights groups to put a timeframe on the extra powers.
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