Hungarian lawyer who became the President of Hungary in May 2012. He previously served as Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary from 1998 to 2002.
He helped draft legislation which changed the role of the Hungarian judiciary, which led the European Commission to bring the matter of Hungarian judicial independence before the European Court of Justice in 2011.
He was elected a deputy chairman of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on 23 January 2012.
He married Anita Herczegh and has had three daughters and a son.
He was with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in New York at the UN's 67th General Assembly in 2012.