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Oct 06, 2016

PM Orbán to hold meeting with EU President

The main topic of the meeting will be last Sunday’s Hungarian referendum, at which 98 percent of voters, 3.3 million people, voted No to mandatory relocation

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will hold a meeting on Friday with Robert Fico, the prime minister of Slovakia and also current holder of the rotating EU presidency, Bertalan Havasi, head of the prime minister’s press office, has confirmed.

“The main topic of the meeting will be last Sunday’s Hungarian referendum, at which 98 percent of voters, 3.3 million people, voted no to mandatory relocation," Havasi said, adding that “following the meeting on Friday, Viktor Orbán and Robert Fico will be holding a joint press conference”.

Hungary's 3.3 million "no" voters constituted one of the strongest mandates of any vote -- in a referendum or any popular election -- in Hungary since 1989. Rarely have so many Hungarian voters turned out to cast a ballot in support of one cause as they did in Sunday's referendum.