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Dec 22, 2016

János Áder to be nominated for president for further five-year term

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that he greatly appreciated President Áder’s efforts

The ruling Fidesz party will nominate János Áder as Hungary’s president for another five-year term, it has been reported.

According to Magyar Idők, Lajos Kósa, the party’s deputy leader and head of the parliamentary group, said that Áder should be Hungary's head of state.

“It is a matter of consensus that Ader, whose mandate will expire next May, should be the candidate of Fidesz for the post,” Kósa said.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that he greatly appreciated President Áder’s efforts, and his continuing in the post was “among the important possibilities if he himself wishes to do so”.

Áder has been in office as president since May 2012.

The paper also noted that Zoltán Balog, minister of Human Capacities, had been named as a possible presidential candidate in some media outlets.