Saturday, March 21, 2009

This is why I love Hungarians

Even though they are socialists, they are not assholes:

Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany says he will stand down, as his government's popularity plummets amid the global financial crisis.

The Socialist leader, in power since 2004, told his party congress that he considered himself a hindrance to further economic and social reforms.

He is to officially notify parliament of his decision on Monday.

Badly hit by the global credit crisis, Hungary received a $25.1bn (£17bn) IMF-led loan last October.

"I hear that I am the obstacle to the co-operation required for changes, for a stable governing majority and the responsible behaviour of the opposition," he was quoted as saying on Saturday by Reuters news agency.

"I hope it is this way, that it is only me that is the obstacle, because if so, then I am eliminating this obstacle now.

"I propose that we form a new government under a new prime minister."

Something to remember.

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