European Association (EU) lawmakers voted overwhelmingly for propelling corrective action against the Hungarian government for spurning popularity based standards in a dazzling political blow for Executive Viktor Orban. With 448 votes in support, 197 against and 48 abstentions, the movement go in the whole session on Wednesday, the first run through ever the European lawmaking body set off an Article 7 system against an EU part state.
The exceptional vote could permit Hungary's EU voting rights to be stripped. Dutch Greens MEP Judith Sargentini, who led the vote, grinned extensively and inhaled a murmur of alleviation before grasping her supporters in parliament in the Strasbourg. "It is a positive indication of this parliament making duty and needing move," Sargentini told a question and answer session a short time later. She had asked associates not to let Hungary free, announcing that Orban's administer "disregards the qualities on which this association was fabricated".