President János Áder is proposing Ákos Kozma, the deputy head of the Independent Police Complaints Board, as the next ombudsman for basic human rights.
The ombudsman is elected by a two-thirds vote in parliament for a six-year term and may be reelected once. The current ombudsman, law professor László Székely, has held the position since September 2013.
Kozma is an expert in constitutional law and has held government positions during the first Orbán government between 1998 and 2002.
On Tuesday, lawmakers will vote to elect the new ombudsman. The ombudsman is elected by a two-thirds vote in parliament for a six-year term and may be re-elected once.
In the featured photo Ákos Kozma. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI