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Hungary to mount legal challenge to 'invalid'EU vote


BUDAPEST Hungary said on Thursday a European Parliament vote to launch an action that could ultimately strip Budapest of its EU voting rights was"invalid"and vowed to mount a legal challenge.
Adopted by 448 votes for to 197 against and with 48 abstentions, the motion in Strasbourg on Wednesday marked the first time the parliament has initiated steps under Article Seven of the European Union's treaty. An earlier action against Poland was initiated by the EU executive.
But Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff Gergely Gulyas claimed that the motion did not receive enough support as only the votes cast for or against were taken into account. (AFP)

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