Hungarian President Resigns After Plagiarizing His Doctoral Thesis

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Hungarian President Pal Schmitt resigned from office this morning after he was stripped of his PhD for plagiarizing his thesis.An academic committee found this week that 17 pages of his 215-page thesis bore “partial similarity” to work by Nikolay Georgiev, a Bulgarian sports official.

Schmitt has been a leading advocate for the adoption of the euro, even as Hungary struggles to meet EU deficit requirements.

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