Prime Minister Gyurcsany Asks Hungarian Socialist Party to Seek His Successor

Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany announced on March 21 that the party should seek a new prime minister to head a reconstituted government that would have a wider support to handle the current economic crisis.

Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany announced at a congress of the governing Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) on March 21 that the party should seek a new prime minister to head a reconstituted government that would have a wider support to handle the current economic crisis.
Soon after the announcement the congress re-elected Mr Gyurcsany at the post of MSZP president with a sweeping majority. 
Mr Gyurcsany said they would submit a censure motion against his own government in parliament within two weeks. In the meantime, a three-member MSZP delegation, including Mr Gyurcsany will hold talks with other parliamentary parties to win support for a possible candidate and program.
The MSZP plans to instigate the censure motion, which requires the designation of an alternative prime minister, to Hungary's parliament on April 6. Parliament is expected to vote on the motion on April 14. 
 

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