Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president and member of the European Parliament Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday that the Hungarian government, despite a low turnout at Sunday's referendum on migrant quotas, must take into account the message expressed by Hungarian voters, as must the European Union.
"The poor turnout... was as expected in a way, because the topic evidently failed to sufficiently motivate Hungarian voters. Now the Hungarian government must take that message into account. Also, those who voted gave a certain message which is important for the EU too," Plenkovic said, responding to questions from the press.
The turnout at the Hungarian referendum was about 40% and 98.3% voted against the EU's migrant quotas. Since the turnout was below 50%, the results are not valid.