Hungarian Order of Merit
The Hungarian Order of Merit (Hungarian: Magyar Érdemrend) is the second (the Order of St Stephen is the highest) highest State Order of Hungary. Founded in 1991, the order is a revival of an original order founded in 1946 and abolished in 1949. Its origins can be traced to the Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Hungary which existed from 1922 until 1946.
|Hungarian Order of Merit|
|Awarded for||Distinguished service to Hungary|
|Presented by||the President of Hungary|
|Eligibility||Citizens of Hungary and foreigners|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Flag of the Republic of Hungary|
|Related||Hungarian Cross of Merit|
In 2011 its official name changed from Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary to Hungarian Order of Merit in accordance with the new Hungarian Constitution.