PM Orban's party to nominate President Ader for second term in 2017

Published : December 23, 2016

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party will nominate President Janos Ader for a second term in 2017 when his term expires, national news agency MTI reported on Friday, citing Orban's press chief.


Ader, a lawyer and longtime member of Orban's Fidesz party, has been a strong ally of Orban since 2012, when Fidesz' parliamentary majority elected him president.


He had provided Orban with a solid backing for his political program. The president's post is to a great extent ceremonial.


(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Sandor Peto; Editing by Alison Williams)


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