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Pál Schmitt
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4th President of Hungary
In office
6 August 2010 – 2 April 2012
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
Preceded by László Sólyom
Succeeded by László Kövér (Acting)
János Áder
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
14 May 2010 – 5 August 2010
Preceded by Béla Katona
Succeeded by László Kövér
Vice President of the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009 – 13 May 2010
Member of the National Assembly
In office
14 May 2010 – 5 August 2010
Personal details
Born 13 May 1942 (1942-05-13) (age 78)
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Political party Fidesz
Spouse(s) Katalin Makray
Children Gréta
Petra
Alexa
Signature
Olympic medal record
Men's fencing
Competitor for  Hungary
Gold 1968 Mexico City Team Épée
Gold 1972 Munich Team Épée

Pál Schmitt (Hungarian: [ˈpaːl ˈʃmitt]; born 13 May 1942) is a Hungarian Olympic fencer and politician. He was President of Hungary from 2010 to 2012.

Schmitt was a fencer and won two gold medals at the Summer Olympics. Schmitt was elected as President of Hungary in a 263 to 59 vote in the Parliament of Hungary in 2010. He was sworn in as President on 6 August 2010.

On 2 April 2012, Schmitt announced to the Hungarian Parliament his resignation as President, following the outbreak of a controversy surrounding his 1992 doctoral dissertation.



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