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Citizens vote on EU migrant plan

People in Hungary yesterday voted in a referendum on accepting mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants. Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban opposes plans to relocate…

People in Hungary yesterday voted in a referendum on accepting 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 Hungary would receive 1,294 asylum seekers. Opinion polls suggest strong support for a rejection among those who say they will vote.
During last year’s migrant crisis, Hungary became a transit state on the Western Balkan route to Germany and other EU destinations.
In an effort to curb the influx, it sealed its border with Serbia and Croatia. The measure was popular at home but criticised by human rights groups.