Exactly 3,282,723 Hungarians and over 98% of the voters rejected the mandatory migrant relocation scheme and voted “no” in a national referendum in Hungary held on Sunday, October 2, 2016.

In a statement sand ubsequent address in Hungarian Parliament on Monday, October 3, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke at length about the result of the national referendum and what the government plans to do next. Specifically, the Prime Minister addressed a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that the Hungarian Government anticipates will be posed and discussed in the coming days and weeks in wake of the referendum result.

Prime Minister Orbán affirmed that "the goal was to clarify the position that Hungarians prefer in the case of mass migration." "There was only one honest solution,” Orbán continued, “Let Hungarians decide what they want: Who may live on the territory of Hungary? Is it up to Brussels or Budapest to decide on this?” The Prime Minister also added that the referendum was “historic” because “in the EU, Hungarians were the first to be asked, and so far the only ones, on the migration issue, [something] on which the future of the EU may depend.”

To read the full statement of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, please click HERE.