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|Hungarian Order of Merit|
Chain of the Hungarian Order of Merit
|Awarded by the President of Hungary|
|Eligibility||Citizens of Hungary and foreigners|
|Awarded for||Distinguished service to Hungary|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Flag of the Republic of Hungary|
|Related||Hungarian Cross of Merit|
Hungarian Order of Merit Grand Cross Star, military division
The Hungarian Order of Merit (Hungarian: Magyar Érdemrend) is the second 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.
The civil division is divided into six classes of merit, whilst the military division is divided into five. The highest class, the Grand Cross with Chain, is exclusive to the civilian division and is only awarded to heads of state.
|Ribbon bars of the Hungarian Order of Merit|
|Grand Cross with Chain||N/A|
|Commander's Cross with Star|
|Ribbon bars of the Hungarian Cross of Merit|