More than 2 million people say no to each and every point of the “Soros plan”, Csaba Dömötör, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister said at his press conference held on Tuesday in Budapest, informing the press: more than 90 per cent of the questionnaires received by mail have already been processed.

Results show that the Hungarian people concordantly reject all plans which seek to help and encourage immigration, the politician said.

Those who participated in the consultation concordantly reject the resettlement of one million immigrants into Europe annually, the mandatory distribution of those already on the continent and the provision of benefits worth HUF 9 million for migrants arriving in Europe. They also stand up for protecting the fence, and do not accept any pressure exerted on the countries that are opposed to resettlement, he said.

Mr Dömötör took the view that new points of understanding have come into being in Hungary, and the most important one of these is that the Hungarian people would not like Hungary to become an immigrant country. “The Government can now rely on the support of more than 2 million people in its struggle”, he stated.

The State Secretary said: the consultation is a medium for democratic dialogue which is also unique in Europe.

The outcome of the consultation conveys a clear message, the State Secretary said, and “we believe that it is binding on every public actor in Hungary”. Those who disregard this result and support the plans concerning resettlement go against the will of the Hungarian people, he added.

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said at the press conference that the implementation of the “Soros plan” has gathered speed in Europe since the beginning of the national consultation: after the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the European Parliament also granted a clear mandate for the commencement of talks on the mandatory resettlement quotas. At the same time, they spectacularly condemn and attempt to punish countries, including Hungary, which do not wish to take part in this, he added.

The Spokesperson remarked: the institutions of the European Union and a considerable proportion of Western European countries are forcing the solution of mandatory quotas.

“From January (…) we expect to see intensified efforts and attempts to impose the mandatory quotas upon us”, Mr Kovács said.

In response to reports that more and more local governments are protesting against non-governmental organisations funded by the Open Society Foundations, Mr Dömötör said: the suspicion that these organisations will assist immigration is well-founded. He is therefore not surprised that local governments are resorting to every means possible to resist plans regarding resettlement.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister/MTI)