Low turnout likely to void Hungary’s migrant referendum

A large majority of Hungarians who voted in Sunday’s referendum rejected the EU’s migrant quotas as Prime Minister Viktor Orban had urged, but the estimated turnout of 45 percent will not be enough to make the vote valid, exit polls suggest.

Senior politicians from Orban’s ruling Fidesz party declared victory shortly after voting finished at 1700 GMT, citing exit polls which showed 95 percent of voters had rejected the quotas.