April 11, 2011
Latest issue of UK based weekly newsmagazine The Economist writes about Hungary's new constitution in the article titled "Goulash soup". The author agrees that the Hungarian constitution needs renewing as "today's document is a legal mishmash". However, a constitution "ought to be above political horse-trading and input from all parties should give it greater legitimacy, making it harder to alter". Yet this is not the case in Hungary as over the past years "the government has marginalised and alienated the opposition, formerly independent institutions have been scrapped" and instead of negotiating with the opposition, the government has distributed questionnaires about the constitution to the voters.