Hungarians Hand Orban Setback in Vote on EU Refugee Policy

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  • Participation falls short of threshold to make ballot binding
  • Results show 98% backing for Orban in rejecting refugee quotas

Could Europe's Migrant Crisis Topple Merkel?

Hungarians dealt a blow to Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s efforts to reject the European Union’s migration policy and boost his leverage in the bloc, with too few voters turning out in a weekend referendum to make the result binding.

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