Hungary’s Minister for National Development Tamas Fellegi has asked to be relieved of his duties as minister, citing his heavy work schedule and the need to focus on his task of heading the government’s delegation in talks with the International Monetary Fund.
Fellegi told a news conference on Thursday that he was ready to enter high-level negotiations with the IMF and the European Union next week.
He said that he had asked Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday to initiate his resignation with the president.
Government spokesman Andras Giro-Szasz said the prime minister will discuss the matter with Fellegi next week before making a decision. If he accepts Fellegi’s resignation, he will then decide who to appoint as his successor, Giro-Szasz added.