Hungary’s former President Pal Schmitt has moved out of his official residence located in a leafy district of Buda, tabloid Blikk reported on Monday.
After minor renovation works, incumbent President Janos Ader and his family will move in the residence within a few weeks, Anita Altorjai, press chief of the President’s Office, told the paper.
Ex-president Schmitt waived his right to state-owned accommodation with respect to the country’s economic situation in mid-June.
Under Hungarian laws, presidents of the republic are entitled to the “use of an appropriate flat to be provided and maintained by the President’s Office” for the rest of their lives after they leave office.
Schmitt resigned over a plagiarism scandal connected with his university doctoral thesis on April 2.