Hungary

Hungary has a new President


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The Hungarian parliament has elected a new president to replace Pál Schmitt who was forced to resign his post over a plagiarism scandal.

The new President, János Áder, a member of the European Parliament for the ruling Fidesz party won the election by 262 votes for and 40 against. The Hungarian Socialist Party boycotted the election.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will, no doubt, be pleased with the result which ensures that his party will still be able to pass legislation with the support of the new president.

The new president will be entitled to serve a five year term and will take office on 10th May.

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