The source said the new president was elected to parliament by 262 votes out of 386 possible, 40 deputies voted against.
Janos Ader’s candidacy was proposed on April 16 by Prime Minister Viktor Orban of the country.
The chairman of the parliamentary group of Fidesz (right-wing and center-right party) Janos Lazar, had previously stated that the main task of the new head of state would ratify the new Hungarian constitution came into force on 1 January 2012. Strengthening government control over its Central Bank, the draft constitution provoked strong criticism from the EU.
The former Hungarian President Pal Schmitt, announced his resignation on April 2 after his involvement in a case of plagiarism. Semmelweis University has withdrawn the end of March as a PhD, calling it plagiarism his doctoral thesis on the history of the Olympics in 1992.
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