Hungary's Orban to seek European Union of strong nations after landslide re-election

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Orban accuses Soros and the organisations he funds of promoting mass Muslim and African immigration into Europe in order to undermine its Christian identity. Named after the Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros, who Orban has accused of trying to flood Europe with refugees, the bill is aimed at limiting, and potentially preventing, foreign funding of non-governmental organizations and penalizing those seen as supporting illegal immigration. "The countries of Europe need dialogue and unity more than ever", he said. The proposed legislation is part of Orban's campaign targeting Hungarian-born U.S. financier George Soros, whose philanthropy aims to bolster liberal and open-border values.

The mission also raised concerns about "hostile and intimidating campaign rhetoric, limited space for substantive debate and diminished voters' ability to make an informed choice", he said.

It drives home Orban's unbridled anti-immigrant campaign message, which has made him a role model for anti-establishment parties challenging the EU's democratic values from Poland to France. It received 19.2% of the votes, the National Election Office said. Analysts at Hungarian think tank Political Capital said Orban's election landslide reflected the success of his efforts to consolidate power around Fidesz, which controls state media and regional newspapers via business allies. It said the technical administration of the election had been transparent. "I will set up a new government, in a large part with new people and a new structure", he said, without going into detail.

European hard-right figures lined up to congratulate Orban: French National Front leader Marine Le Pen, Dutch Freedom Party head Geert Wilders, Alternative for Germany's deputy leader Beatrix von Storch and former UK Independence Party head Nigel Farage.

After the Fidesz party secured a strong majority in the country's parliament in Sunday's elections, there have been reports that the new government could adopt a legislation to ban migration-friendly, non-governmental organizations on Hungarian soil.

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The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union also expects to become a target of government "legislative and communications attacks".

"We are grateful for the observations", he said.

Orbán's Fidesz party won for the third straight time and faces little opposition from the opposition with the Nationalist Jobbik coming a distant second with just 26 seats followed by the Socialists with 20 lawmakers. Orban, Hungary's longest-serving post-communist premier, opposes deeper integration of the European Union and - teaming up with Poland - has been a fierce critique of Brussels' policies. Some of the NGOs that could be hit by the new law said they expected a hardening in the new government's stance.

Fidesz said Sunday's election, which was marked by record-high turnout, showed Hungarian democracy is thriving. "This is terrifyingly serious".

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