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George Soros Group Leaves Hungary, Citing 'Hate Campaign'

The Open Society Foundations, which promotes democracy and transparency, says it will exit Hungary amid an escalating dispute between Soros and the country's right-wing government.

Billionaire George Soros' pro-democracy Open Society Foundations will pull out of Hungary following growing pressure from the right-wing government there.

Citing "an increasingly repressive political and legal environment" in Hungary, the OSF said in a that its decision to quit the country comes amid a crackdown on non-governmental organizations launched

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