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Janos Ader elected Hungarian president

Janos Ader elected Hungarian president

Janos Ader, a member of the European Parliament, was elected as Hungary's new president on Wednesday.
Ader replaces Pal Schmitt, who resigned in April after Hungary's Semmelweis University stripped him of his doctoral degree over charges that he had plagiarized his 1992 thesis.
Analysts say the step guarantees that Prime Minister Viktor Orban's governing Fidesz party will still be able to enact legislation without fear of presidential interference.
Hungarian members of parliament elected Ader to a five-year term by a vote of 262-40.
While Hungary's presidency is largely ceremonial, the head of state has the power to send bills back to Parliament for reconsideration or refer them to the Constitutional Court.


Updated : 2021-05-07 15:04 GMT+08:00