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Hungarian Government Names New President, While Disgraced Ex-President Schmitt Goes to … Heaven

It is almost certain now: János Áder, a founding member of the Fidesz party and a staunch loyalist of Viktor Orbán will replace disgraced former president Pál Schmitt in Hungary’s highest political office.

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“It was honest, manly work”: Hungarian President Pál Schmitt Refuses to Resign

Hungary’s president Pál Schmitt has been embroiled in a plagiarism scandal. Accusations were brought in January that 180 out of his 215-page-long doctoral dissertation were lifted from another author, but close scrutiny following in the wake of the scandal has also … Continue reading

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Did Pál Schmitt Plagiarize His Dissertation? Expert Panel Publishes Its Report

(Update: on March 29, the president was stripped of his doctoral title by the academic senate of Semmelweis University – see list of developments since publication of this post below the photo). On March 27, an expert panel released the … Continue reading

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Pál Schmitt’s Plagiarized Doctoral Thesis: The Evidence

Hungary’s President Pál Schmitt is engulfed in a major scandal resulting in vocal calls for his resignation. As the Hungarian news magazine HVG first reported, Schmitt’s doctoral thesis (“The Analysis of the Program of Modern Era Olympic Games” – Az újkori olimpiai … Continue reading

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