Hungarian President Katalin Novak announced her resignation on Saturday, after coming under increasing pressure over her pardon of a man accused of helping to cover up a sexual assault case at a children's home.
“I made a mistake,” Novak said in a speech broadcast on state television. “Today is the last day I will address you as president.”
Novak has come under increasing pressure to resign as a result of her controversial decision to pardon a man involved in a sexual assault scandal last year.
More than a thousand people gathered in Budapest on Friday to demand Novak's resignation.
Hungary's opposition parties have spent the past week calling for Novak's ouster, as has Judit Varga, the former justice minister who signed the pardon