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Hungarian voters will decide in next year's elections whether they will remain a "free nation" protecting their cultural heritage or join those who are eroding Europe's traditional values by supporting immigration and integration, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Orban has clashed with fellow European Union leaders over his rejection of deeper cooperation among the bloc's members and refusal to shelter immigrants fleeing war and poverty. The target of international criticism for democratic backsliding, he has kicked off his campaign to win a third consecutive term by lashing out at foreign forces he says are trying to undermine Hungary. Among his top targets have been German Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door policy for refugees and Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros.


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