Hungary Elects Orban Loyalist as Nation’s First Female President

By Zoltan Simon

10 Mar 2022 · 5 min read

Hungarian lawmakers elected Katalin Novak, a former minister in Viktor Orban’s cabinet, as the country’s first female president.

Novak, 44, was elected for a five-year term on Thursday with the required two-thirds majority of parliamentary votes, an expected result as Orban’s lawmakers wield a legislative supermajority.

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