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Hungary's EU Refugee Quota Referendum Fails Because of Low Turnout

© REUTERS / Bernadett SzaboHungarian women wearing traditional costume leave a voting booth at a polling station during a referendum on EU migrant quotas in Veresegyhaz, Hungary, October 2, 2016
Hungarian women wearing traditional costume leave a voting booth at a polling station during a referendum on EU migrant quotas in Veresegyhaz, Hungary, October 2, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Vice President of ruling Hungary's party Fidesz, Gergely Gulyas, said that the referendum on the EU migrant resettlement quota failed due to low turnout.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Hungarian referendum on the EU migrant resettlement quota failed Sunday due to the turnout of 45 percent with the required minimum of 50 percent, Vice President of ruling party Fidesz, Gergely Gulyas, said.

A group of migrants waits in line to be escorted to a train after crossing thee border from Croatia near the village of Zakany, Hungary, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. - Sputnik International
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The majority of voters, some 95 percent, rejected the quota, Gulyas added, as quoted by Hungarian broadcaster MTVA.

The ballot asked if the Hungarians wanted the European Union to be able to resettle non-citizens into the country without consulting the national parliament.

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