President of Hungary facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPresident of the
Republic of Hungary
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Mátyás Szűrös|
|Formation||23 October 1989|
|Website||The Office of the President of the Republic:
keh.hu (in Hungarian; at October 2012, home page offered link to English module)
The President of the Republic of Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarország köztársasági elnöke, államelnök, or államfő) is the head of state of Hungary. The office has a largely ceremonial (figurehead) role. The president may also veto legislation or send legislation to the Constitutional Court for review.
Most other executive powers, such as selecting Government ministers and leading legislative initiatives, are given in the office of the Prime Minister instead.
The current President of the Republic is János Áder, who took office on 10 May 2012.
List of Presidents (since 1989)
|Term of Office||Political Party||Position(s)||Term
|23 October 1989||2 May 1990||MSZP||Provisional President of the Republic||—|
|2 May 1990||3 August 1990||SZDSZ||Acting President of the Republic||—|
|1||4 August 1990||4 August 1995||President of the Republic||1 (1990)|
|4 August 1995||4 August 2000||2 (1995)|
|4 August 2000||5 August 2005||Independent||3 (2000)|
|5 August 2005||6 August 2010||4 (2005)|
|6 August 2010||2 April 2012
|2 April 2012||10 May 2012||Acting President of the Republic||—|
|10 May 2012||8 May 2017||President of the Republic||6 (2012)|
|8 May 2017||Incumbent||7 (2017)|
Living former presidents
There are three living former Hungarian presidents:
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