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First time a female candidate is elected as a president in Hungary
11.03.2022
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On March 10, 2022, deputies of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Hungary elected the President of the country. Minister for Family Affairs, Youth and International Relations Katalin Nowak was elected President of Hungary.

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.