Hungary referendum Results 2016 Dates Schedule Opinion Poll Voter turnout Issues October 2 , Migrant Quota,EU Referendum, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, quota referendum, president János Áder, European Union
Hungary referendum on October 2, Hungarian referendum Dates Opinion Poll Result ,EU Referendum, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, quota referendum, president János Áder, European Union
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|