After Viktor Orbán announced that Fidesz-KDNP would be nominating Katalin Novák, Minister without Portfolio for Family Affairs, as the next President of Hungary, Péter Márki-Zay (pictured) also expressed his thoughts on the matter.
The opposition’s candidate for prime minister wrote on social media that Viktor Orbán understands society has an expectation of more women in public leadership roles. However, he feels that:
Katalin Novák is not that person. She is even more unfit than [current President] János Áder to say no to Viktor Orbán. It’s a constitutional requirement for the head of state to be someone who stands above the parties, expresses national unity, and is held in public esteem. In contrast to this, Katalin Novák recently resigned as Vice-President of Fidesz. She wears a “Viktor Orbán” earring, is extremely loyal to the President of Fidesz, and is not supported by the majority of the country. She’s someone who thinks that women are worth less than men. She’s someone who talks about not wanting women to earn as much as men.
According to Márki-Zay, Katalin Novák “also bears personal responsibility for the dismantling of the rule of law, the division of the country, the organization of hate campaigns, and rampant corruption. She is completely unfit for the role of President of the Republic.”