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Hungarian president resigns after getting caught for plagiarism

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, April 2, 2012 8:46 EDT
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Hungarian President Pal Schmitt (AFP)
 
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Hungary’s President Pal Schmitt resigned Monday, after he was stripped last week of his 1992 doctorate title following claims he plagiarised most of his 200-page thesis.

“Under the constitution, the president must represent the unity of the Hungarian nation. I have unfortunately become a symbol of division, I feel it is my duty to leave my position,” he told parliament.

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