Majority of Hungarians Accept Katalin Novák's Decision, According to Nézőpont Institute
A recent survey by the Nézőpont Institute indicates that a majority of Hungarians (70%) accept Katalin Novák's decision, which concluded a clemency issue ongoing for just over a week, resolved by taking political responsibility without further explanation.
The issue, which has been reportedly manipulated into a hypocritical, smear campaign by the opposition, was familiar to more than four-fifths (85%) of Hungarians, noted Magyar Nemzet. It is not surprising that 83 percent of those aware of the issue disagreed with the presidential clemency decision. The case concluded without apology, with a commitment to political accountability.
Novák's decision was not only morally warranted but also in line with the majority of Hungarian opinion.
All in all, 70 percent of Hungarians believed it was the right decision for Katalin Novák to resign from the presidential post over the clemency matter (19 percent did not agree).
For the presidential act of mercy to be valid, the signature of then Minister of Justice, Judit Varga, was also required. The former minister's resignation from her current position as a Member of Parliament was likewise supported by 69 percent of Hungarians, with 16 percent disagreeing.