Katalin Nowak became the first female president in the history of Hungary. Of the 199 deputies in parliament, 137 voted for Katalin Nowak.
The main rival of Katalin Novak in the elections was the 80-year-old economist Peter Rona. In Hungary, the president is elected by parliament for a five-year term. Before Novak, the country was ruled by Janos Ader, who was elected in 2012.