Pál Schmitt

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Pál Schmitt
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4th President of Hungary
In office
6 August 2010 – 2 April 2012
Prime MinisterViktor Orbán
Preceded byLászló Sólyom
Succeeded byLászló Kövér (Acting)
János Áder
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
14 May 2010 – 5 August 2010
Preceded byBéla Katona
Succeeded byLászló Kövér
Vice President of the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009 – 13 May 2010
Member of the National Assembly
In office
14 May 2010 – 5 August 2010
Personal details
Born (1942-05-13) 13 May 1942 (age 77)
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Political partyFidesz
Spouse(s)Katalin Makray
ChildrenGréta
Petra
Alexa
Signature
Olympic medal record
Men's fencing
Representing  Hungary
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City Team Épée
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Team Épée

Pál Schmitt (Hungarian: [ˈpaːl ˈʃmitt]; born 13 May 1942) is a Hungarian Olympic fencer and politician. He was President of Hungary from 2010 to 2012.

Schmitt was a fencer and won two gold medals at the Summer Olympics. Schmitt was elected as President of Hungary in a 263 to 59 vote in the Parliament of Hungary in 2010. He was sworn in as President on 6 August 2010.[1]

On 2 April 2012, Schmitt announced to the Hungarian Parliament his resignation as President, following the outbreak of a controversy surrounding his 1992 doctoral dissertation.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pal Schmitt elected new president of Hungary". Politics.Hu. Retrieved 1 July 2010.