Hungary's fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday failed to push through a constitutional reform rejecting the resettlement of asylum seekers on its soil.

A vote on the bill was backed by just 131 of the 199 lawmakers, falling just two votes short of the two-thirds majority required for major legislation, such as constitutional reform.

The proposed change sought to prevent quotas of immigrants being imposed on Hungary, which is currently fighting a year-old EU agreement on compulsory resettling of refugees.

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