Hungary President Resigns Over Pardon To Man Convicted In Sex Abuse Case

Hungary President Resigns Over Pardon To Man Convicted In Sex Abuse Case

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The announcements followed growing pressure from opposition politicians and protests outside the presidential palace Friday evening. Hungarian President Katalin Novak, a close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, announced her resignation Saturday following outrage over a pardon granted to a man implicated in a child sexual abuse case.

Soon afterwards another Orban supporter, former justice minister Judit Varga, announced she was withdrawing from public life over the affair.

The announcements followed growing pressure from opposition politicians and protests outside the presidential palace Friday evening.