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Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus Update: More than two-thirds of Hungarians support extending the state of emergency

A Századvég Foundation survey has found that more than two-thirds of Hungarians support the government bill submitted to parliament on coronavirus protection and extending the state of emergency.

A Századvég Foundation survey has found that more than two-thirds of Hungarians support the government bill submitted to parliament on coronavirus protection and extending the state of emergency.

Századvég conducted the survey after opposition parties voted against the bill earlier this week arguing that it fails to contain a time limit for maintaining the state of emergency.

The survey found that 81 percent heard about the opposition’s veto – 68 percent of respondents said parties should support the bill, whereas 24 percent said that it would give the government excessive powers.

It found that 87 percent of right-wing voters and 58 percent of those in the center support the bill. Among left-wing voters, 49 percent said extending the state of emergency would give the government excessive powers, while 41 percent of them supported such a measure.

Századvég conducted the survey with a sample of 1,000 adults between March 23 and 25.

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