It violates the rights of the minority in Hungary by enabling the ruling party Fidesz to pack the courts, control the media, and gerrymander electoral boundaries - which it does specifically.
Many Hungarians are self-respecting republicans, however, and have taken to the streets over the new constitution, demanding the restoration of the Hungarian Republic. Their struggle is unlikely to be successful by domestic efforts alone - a direct effect of the new constitution's provisions.
Resistance to the measure is being led by the opposition MSZP, who are building a popular movement to repeal the constitution.
They need their partners in Europe to stand beside them, and they need their government's partners to stand up for democracy. The European Commission is talking about legal action. Astonshingly, the EPP - to whom Fidesz and the KDNP are affiliated - consider this to be none of their business. In Ireland, that means Fine Gael.
We also ask that Irish people, as European citizens, sign this petition to highlight their opposition to this attack on democracy.