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    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.

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