Hungary’s President, Katalin Novák, announced her resignation due to a controversial decision she made to pardon a man convicted of helping cover up a sex abuse case at a children’s home. This has posed a challenge for Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán.
In a televised address on Saturday, Novák stated, “I made a mistake,” as she announced her resignation and issued an apology to any victims who felt she had not stood with them. The decision to pardon the man was made last year, but it only caught the public’s attention over the past few days.
The local news site 444.hu reported on the issue, which led to outrage and calls for Novák to step down from Hungary’s opposition. The controversy surrounding the pardon has created a significant challenge for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.