Hungary's government faces a political crisis as President Katalin Novák resigns amid public outrage over a presidential pardon granted to a man involved in a child sexual abuse case.

Katalin Novák resigned from her presidential role after public backlash for pardoning a convict associated with child sexual abuses in a state-run children's home. The scandal has amplified with the resignation of Justice Minister Judit Varga, who endorsed Novák's decision, putting intense pressure on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his nationalist Fidesz party. Critics, including opposition party members and analysts, argue the incident undermines the government's conservative image and calls into question Orbán's leadership, as demands grow for him to take responsibility.