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Hungary’s Parliament Approves Sweden’s NATO Bid After Stalling

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2024
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Hungary’s Parliament voted on Monday to approve Sweden as a new member of NATO, allowing the Nordic country to clear a final hurdle that had blocked its membership and held up efforts by the military alliance to isolate Russia over its war in Ukraine.

The measure passed after a vote of 188 for and only 6 against in the 199-member Parliament, which is dominated by legislators from the governing Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

On Friday, after his Swedish counterpart, Ulf Kristersson, made a visit to Budapest, the Hungarian...

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https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/26/world/europe/sweden-nato-hungary.html

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