Hungary holds referendum on EU migrant plan

Hungary holds referendum on EU migrant plan
 

Hungary is set to vote in a referendum on whether to accept mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants.
Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban opposes plans to relocate a total of 160,000 migrants across the bloc.
Under the scheme, announced after last year's migrant crisis, Hungary would receive 1,294 asylum seekers.
Opinion polls suggest strong support for a rejection among those who say they will vote. To be valid, turnout needs to be over 50% of voters.
During the migrant crisis, Hungary became a transit state on the Western Balkan route to Germany and other EU destinations.
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2 October 2016 in World News, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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