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Pro-migrant groups targeted after Hungary’s election

Pro-migrant groups targeted after Hungary’s election

BUDAPEST: A day after it won an overwhelming election victory on an anti-migration platform, the right-wing populist party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would limit the ability of civic groups to help migrants and refugees.

Election officials Monday were still counting mailed ballots, which added another seat to the Fidesz party’s super-majority and gave it control over 134 of 199 seats in parliament.

That would allow Fidesz and its small ally, the Christian Democrats, to push through the so-called “Stop Soros” bills, said Janos Halasz, the party’s parliamentary spokesman.

Mr. Orban alleges that the opposition – collaborating with the United Nations, the European Union and wealthy philanthropist George Soros – wants to turn Hungary into an “immigrant country,” flooding it with mostly Muslim migrants and threatening its security and Christian identity.