Hungary plans to hold migrant quota referendum in Sept or early Oct

Reuters News
Posted: May 03, 2016 7:18 AM

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary plans to hold a referendum on future European Union quotas for resettling migrants in September or early October, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's cabinet chief said on Tuesday.

Antal Rogan said that after parliament gives the plan the green light, President Janos Ader will have to set the date for the referendum on mandatory migrant quotas, which Rogan said was an "issue of national sovereignty".

(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs)