At home, there was never a serious chance of a direct presidential election.
Since 2010, it is already the second president of the republic to leave before the end of his mandate. Pál Schmitt’s resignation in 2012 was caused by a plagiarism case and Kataliné Novák’s clemency petition acquitting a teacher who helped a pedophile, which grew into the biggest political crisis of Fidesz’s 14-year rule, according to a long article by Telex.
In the Fidesz circles, there is certainly a lot of thinking about who should be Novák’s successor. Momentum, MSZP, DK and Jobbik, on the other hand, came up with the idea of direct election of the head of state. They initiated the amendment of the Basic Law, raising the question: why should the voters not be able to decide on the person of the president of the republic directly?
The answer turns out to be a Compiled by Telex!