Hungary’s President Pal Schmitt resigned in early April over charges of plagiarism, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Concerning the resignation, the Sun-Times quoted Schmitt as saying during Parliament,
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“In this situation, when my personal issue divides my beloved nation instead of uniting it, I feel it to be my personal duty to finish my service and resign from my presidential mandate.”
We wrote in January when Hungarian magazine HVG.hu accused Schmitt of plagiarizing “more than 80 per cent of his doctoral thesis.” In late March, Semmelweis University’s investigating committee “cleared” Schmitt of plagiarism charges even though it found he “copied from other sources” and made a “long list of errors.”