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The leader of a NATO ally is using the coronavirus to seize power; Hungary is undergoing an anti-democratic coup.

Apr 01, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

AUTOCRATS HAVE used emergencies to concentrate power since history began, so it can be no surprise that the novel coronavirus pandemic has been seized upon by strongmen such as Russia's Vladimir Putin and Thailand's Prayuth Chan-ocha. What's remarkable is where the most bald and far-reaching political coup has taken place: in Hungary, a nominal democracy in the center of Europe that is a member of both NATO and the European Union.

On Monday, the country's parliament, which is controlled by...