Hungary Rejects Migrant Plan in Possibly Invalid Vote
EU can’t always get what EU want. Hungarian President Viktor Orban has waged a campaign against the plan to resettle 1,294 asylum seekers in Hungary as part of a bloc-wide quota system to deal with the influx of refugees. While 98 percent of voters sided with Orban in a referendum rejecting the proposal, it may be rendered invalid, as only 43 percent of the electorate voted. The government’s angling to validate the result anyway, and Orban’s now proposing a constitutional amendment to enshrine it in law.