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Nearly 98% of those who took part supported the government's call to reject the EU plan.
But only 43% of the electorate voted, short of the 50% required to be valid.
The Hungarian president János Áder has announced the date for the so-called “quota referendum” for October 2.
- Voters will be asked: 'Do you want the EU to prescribe the mandatory relocation of non-Hungarian citizens to Hungary without the approval of the Hungarian parliament?'
- Budapest says that the plan – which has been extremely slow to get going – violates its national sovereignty and that 'terrorists' might enter the country disguised as migrants.
- As of July 1, fewer than 2,800 people – 789 from Italy and 1,994 from Greece – have been relocated, according to EU data. Hungary has made zero places available but is meant to take in 1,294 people.
- Orban has long had a testy relationship with Brussels with critics saying that his shake-up of Hungarian institutions from 2010 – since mirrored in fellow EU member Poland – has undermined democracy.
Hungary Referendum Result 2016
Source: National Election Office (99.98% of votes counted)
Opinion polls for Hungarian Migrant Quota Referendum 2016
|Date(s) conducted||"Yes"||"No"||Invalid||Undecided||Certain voters||Sample size||Conducted by||Polling type|
|24–28 Sep 2016||6%||64%||9%||21%||46%||1,000||Publicus||Telephone|
|21–27 Sep 2016||5%||70%||9%||16%||51%||1,000||Republikon||Direct|