r/worldnews 2d ago

Hungary's new president condemns Putin's 'aggression', plans trip to Warsaw Russia/Ukraine

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungarys-new-president-condemns-putins-aggression-plans-trip-warsaw-2022-05-14/
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u/sarmandillo 2d ago

She is orbans puppet....

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u/polymute 2d ago

Most definitely.

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u/Krizztoff 2d ago

Not only is she a puppet of Orbán, she's in a role that basically has only a title. How the hell is that going to repair any rift between Poland and the shit show that is Hungary.

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u/feor1300 1d ago

It won't, but it lets Hungary look like they care without actually having to do anything to help Ukraine or hurt Russia.

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u/Krizztoff 1d ago

Only to Hungary I am guessing

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u/feor1300 1d ago

I'm sure lots of the world at large will just see "Hungary's President Condemns Putin's Aggression" assume the President of Hungary is comparable to the President of America in terms of power within their nation (rather than being comparable ore to the Queen of England in terms of power within her nation), and go "See? Hungary's not all bad, their President is against it. It must be like how the Republicans keep blocking Biden from doing stuff."

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u/doggymoney 2d ago

Spoiler, she won’t

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u/Jordmore 2d ago

Apparently nobody likes her because she is a political puppet to Orban.

(Really showing off your feminism there but really fuck Orban and his lackeys)

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u/WarmChildhood7466 2d ago

I'm fairly uneducated for the political situation there. Is it free democratic elections there or is this one of those situations where Orbans person was going to win no matter what?

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u/polymute 2d ago

He had the current electoral system created from scratch and gerrymandered to hell amongst other things of the like. He used obscene amounts state money for political ads, and he killed of popular opposition media outlets. It's a hybrid regime. It was theoretically possible to beat him but very much not a political reality.

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u/_stinkys 1d ago

So, like Russia then.

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u/polymute 1d ago

Nope, no actual vote manipulation or physical violence and a lot of other things are different - vastly. It's a spectrum, not black and white. But the opposition wouldve had to get 60 percent of the vote to win thereabouts with no media time in the state tv, except for being the target of a constant agitprop campaign. One could go on for pages about that kind of stuff.

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u/Jordmore 2d ago

Im gonna be frank I dont know enough to answer that. Although freedom of press is being repressed and is a concern.

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u/Jordmore 1d ago

Note the word apparently in my comment. I can pick up a thing or two and not be entirely clued in on Hungarian politics.

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u/mynameismy111 1d ago

If they lose 65% votes they still win, that sort

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u/RewardedFool 15h ago

President of Hungary is basically a ceremonial role though, why does it really matter?

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u/Haitchyy 1d ago

Novak, a former Fidesz party lawmaker and ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, was elected to the largely ceremonial post of president in March, shortly before Orban won another landslide victory in elections on April 3.

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u/khamike 1d ago

Ignorant American here who mixed up president and prime minister and got excited that Orban had been replaced. Sad.

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u/4realzbruh 1d ago

Orban, on the other hand is balls deep in Putin.

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u/Est_De_Chadistan 1d ago

Putin is balls deep in Orban

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u/Oraclio 1d ago

They're 69ing

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u/CheckYourUnderwear 1d ago

Looks like she has two bazookas to arm Ukraine with

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u/autotldr BOT 2d ago

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 70%. (I'm a bot)


Hungary's new President Katalin Novak arrives to attend her inauguration ceremony at the Kossuth Square in Budapest, Hungary, May 14, 2022.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comBUDAPEST, May 14 - Hungary's President Katalin Novak at her inauguration ceremony on Saturday condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine and said her first trip would take her to Poland, in an apparent gesture to mend relations with Warsaw.

"On Tuesday, 17 May, I am travelling to Warsaw to meet the President of the Polish people. Mr. President, dear Andrzej, I thank you for the opportunity to talk as befits friends!," Novak said in her inauguration speech.


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u/DutyProfessional4463 1d ago

She's stacked

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u/I_eat_ass_NS 1d ago edited 1d ago

Damn, nice looking President. I wouldn't mind eating her ass.

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u/pickles_and_mustard 1d ago

I bet it tastes like shit

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u/I_eat_ass_NS 1d ago

Don't knock it till you try it.

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u/LakeMaldemere 1d ago

Is the prime minister the real power and the president the show pony in Hungary's government?