‘Anti-Soros’: Orban’s reelection campaign’s centerpiece to become law
By France 24
04 June 2018 | 5:00 am
A report takes us to Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban was re-elected last month. His campaign focused on attacking the supposed influx of migrants into Hungary - and accusing the billionaire philanthropist George Soros of financing their arrival.
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