Hungary’s 1st female president takes office

BUDAPEST, May 10– Katalin Novak, the first female president of Hungary, took office here on Tuesday. The Parliament elected Novak as President of Hungary on March 10. The official inaugural ceremony will take place on Saturday morning at the Kossuth Square in front of the Parliament.

BUDAPEST, May 10 (Xinhua) — Katalin Novak, the first female president of Hungary, took office here on Tuesday.

Her predecessor, former head of state Janos Ader, greeted the new president at the entrance to the Sandor Palace, the residence of the Hungarian president.

Ader and Novak marched together on the red carpet up to the entrance of the residence, where they entered together.

The Parliament elected Novak as President of Hungary on March 10.

Following her election, Novak said that she wanted to be a “President of peace.”

The official inaugural ceremony will take place on Saturday morning at the Kossuth Square in front of the Parliament.

Novak has been elected for a mandate of five years, and can be re-elected once according to the Fundamental Law.

Ader held the office for two terms. Enditem

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