Hungary’s next head of state must restore the national unity that ruptured when it came to light that the previous president, Katalin Novak, granted a pardon to the deputy head of a children’s home convicted of covering up child abuse, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview to public radio on Friday.

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