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May 26, 2019

PM Orbán casts his European parliamentary election ballot

The PM voiced his hope that the election would strengthen “anti-migration forces” and that political leaders in that area would have a greater role in Europe over the next five years

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has cast his European parliamentary election ballot at a polling station in Budapest’s 12th district this morning.

During his post the Prime Minister voiced his hope that the election would strengthen “anti-migration forces” and that political leaders in that area would have a greater role in Europe over the next five years.

“Both in terms of voter turnout and our chances I am more than optimistic,” PM Orbán said. He added that the migrant crisis has greatly changed the world since the last election in 2014, which could be manifested in higher participation in the election, and encouraged voters to contribute.

PM Orbán said that not only will the EP elections have a great impact on European politics, but also on domestic politics at the same time. “I would like to see today’s election results as a point of reference for long years to come,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that it is clear that Hungary rejects (illegal) migration and wants to see European leaders “working to stop rather than manage migration”. He said that migration could be stopped both at sea and on land, but added that “many politicians, especially in western Europe, seek to convince people that it cannot be done”.