Hungary to call referendum on mandatory migrant quotas

ABP – UK News 24.

BUDAPEST – The Hungarian government has decided to call a referendum on the European Union’s mandatory quotas on migrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday.

Orban said the migrant quotas would redraw the ethnic, cultural and religious map of Hungary and Europe and would destroy the identity of this continent.

Mr orban in private statement also blamed Angela Merkel’s open border policy as reckless and not represent the people’s will nor their decisions.

“The government is responding to public sentiment now, we think that introducing resettlement quotas for migrants without the backing of the people equals an abuse of power,” Orban told a news conference.

Orban has rejected the migrant quotas all along but he did not say when the referendum would be held.

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