Hungarians Vote on Refugees as Orban Seeks Leverage With EU

October 2, 2016 7:40 AM

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Hungarians go to the polls Sunday to vote on mandatory European Union quotas for hosting refugees in a referendum Prime Minister Viktor Orban called to solidify his power at home and boost his leverage in the increasingly divided trading bloc.

Voting started at 6 a.m. and will end at 7 p.m. The question on the ballot is: “Do you want the European Union to be able to order the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without parliament’s consent?” With polls showing a “no” victory almost guaranteed, turnout is the main hur...

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