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GOOD RIDDANCE: Hungary ‘s backstabbing President Katalin Novák resigns after shock revelation showed she pardoned man convicted of vicious sex crimes against children

Katalin Novák, 46,  is stepping down as President of Hungary following the shock revelation that she quietly issued a pardon to a sick child predator convicted in a sex abuse case involving a state-ran children’s home.

The Lowdown

Katalin a member of Viktor Orban ‘s populist and far-right government is stepping down after the bombshell revelation that she used her position as President to secretly issue a pardon to a man convicted of heinous crimes against children back in April 23’. According to reports, Katalin kept the pardon from the public until it was revealed in a breathtaking report this week that sparked outrage across the country.

In a televised address, the now disgraced politician read out the following passage after she was implicated in the government cover-up.

“I issued a pardon that caused bewilderment and unrest for many people,” Novák said on Saturday. “I made a mistake.”

“I decided in favor of clemency in April of last year in the belief that the convict did not abuse the vulnerability of the children entrusted to him. I made a mistake,” Novák said Saturday. “I apologize to those I have hurt and to any victims who may have felt I am not standing up for them.

“As head of state, I am addressing you for the last time today. I resign from the office of president of the republic,” she said.

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