Hungary’s President, Katalin Novák, has announced her resignation after admitting she made a mistake in pardoning a man convicted of covering up a sex abuse case at a children’s home.
In a televised address on Saturday, Novák apologized to any victims who felt she had not stood with them. The decision to pardon the man was made last year, but it only caught the public’s attention over the past days.
The local news site 444.hu reported on the issue, which led to outrage and calls for Novák to step down from Hungary’s opposition. The controversy surrounding the pardon has created a significant challenge for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.