Mariann Vízkelety, State Secretary for Judicial Relations at the Ministry of Justice, was elected the new president of the Association of the Hungarian Civic Cooperation (Magyar Polgári Együttműködés Egyesület – MPEE). The appointment followed Zoltán Balog’s announcement of resignation at Tuesday’s General Assembly, according to MTI.
Vízkelety, who has been a member of the association since its foundation, said at the General Assembly that she would like to continue the work of the association with a spirit and dedication similar to that of her predecessor.
The new president is a member of several associations, including the Százak Tanácsa and the Széll Kálmán Foundation. She is also a former member of the board of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, which is responsible for publishing Hungary Today.
Zoltán Balog was the president of the association from 29 August 2009, has been re-elected three times and will serve as an honorary chairman of the organization in the future.
The Association of the Hungarian Civic Cooperation was founded in 1996 to bring together civil, national and Christian public forces, to safeguard civilian values and virtues and to expand them nationally. The association organizes social and professional discussions, forums, cultural events and national and cross-border events on a number of important and timely topics. The association also plans and hosts Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s State of the Nation Address every year (this year’s event will be held on 10 February.)
via MTI, mpee.hu