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Hungary lawmakers reject PM's migrant ban

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>> A plan to ban migrants and refugees from settling into Hungary, narrowly rejected by the countries parliament. A rare defeat for Maverick Prime Minister Viktor Orban, but likely not the end of his campaign against the EU's immigration policies. 131 lawmakers voted in favor of the Constitutional amendment just shy of the two-thirds majority needed.
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And Orban's right-wing Fidesz Party enjoys a strong lead in opinion polls right now. In October, a national referendum rejected EU quotas, forcing resettlement of migrants into member states. Orban's government is determined to keep them out building razor wire fences along neighboring Serbia where thousands live in camps. The defeated vote could find a new life if Orban's party forms an alliance with the far-right Jobbik party who boycotted the vote.
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They said it didn't go far enough.>> Assembled the first party of Hungarians bound for Switzerland.>> Hungary's rejection of the migrants stands in contrast to its own history. In 1956, around 200,000 Hungarians fled to Austria as refugees during their uprising against the Soviet Union.