In this April 6, 2014 file picture Chairman of the radical nationalist Jobbik party Gabor Vona, center, delivers his speech after the parliamentary elections in the Budapest Congress Centre in Budapest, Hungary. (AP Photo/MTI, Janos Marjai,file )
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Hungary's parliament Tuesday gave the government the right to call for temporary extra powers to combat a possible terrorist attack, including greater public surveillance and wider use of the army, sparking protests from the opposition.The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union said there was no justification for the government to be granted the extra powers.Under a constitutional amendment approved by parliament, the government will have the right to invoke an extraordinary status quo called "terror threat situation" if it sees a threat of attack.With such mandate the government would be allowed to suspend existing laws and assume extra powers for a period of up to 15 days.
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