• Sergii Tellis KROK University



institute of presidency, president of Hungary, president of Ukraine


The article provides a comparative study of the constitutional powers granted to presidents in Ukraine and Hungary in the context of the political and legal aspect, and also an attempt to appraise the role of subjective factors involved in the exercise of state power and transformation of the presidency institute of the aforementioned states. The aim of the article: to comparative study of the constitutional and legal status of Hungarian and Ukrainian presidents in the political and legal context and performing an appraisal of the personal impact exerted by the head of state on the government of the above-said countries. The research methodology: to observation and generalization; ordering of all basic elements; method of scientific generalization, which made it possible to formulate conclusions. As a result, it is established that the institution of the presidency in Ukraine is the core of the executive branch, which dominates the state system. In Hungary, the executive and legislative branches make up a political bloc (alliance) which is counterbalanced in certain relations by the constitutional court and judicial power. The subjective factor, namely personal qualities of presidents – career path, role perception, interpretation of powers – determines the political heft of the head of state. Subject to sufficient individual traits, a constitutionally “weak” president is able to influence the country’s development concept and the positioning strategy on the global scene.


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Sergii Tellis, KROK University

Postgraduate student of Law Departament, «KROK» University, Kyiv, Ukraine,, ORCID:


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Tellis, S. (2020). INSTITUTE OF PRESIDENCY IN HUNGARY AND UKRAINE: POLITICAL AND LEGAL ASPECT. Public Administration and Law Review, (3), 85–94.