Plenkovic: Hungarian gov't, EU must take into account voters' referendum message

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president and member of the European Parliament Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday that the Hungarian government, despite a low turnout at Sunday's referendum on migrant quotas, must take into account the message expressed by Hungarian voters, as must the European Union.

"The poor turnout... was as expected in a way, because the topic evidently failed to sufficiently motivate Hungarian voters. Now the Hungarian government must take that message into account. Also, those who voted gave a certain message which is important for the EU too," Plenkovic said, responding to questions from the press.

The turnout at the Hungarian referendum was about 40% and 98.3% voted against the EU's migrant quotas. Since the turnout was below 50%, the results are not valid.

Last update: Mon, 03/10/2016 - 12:35

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