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The Slovak prime minister refuses to resign after plagiarism allegations

Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic said on Thursday that he would not resign, despite acknowledging mistakes in writing his master’s thesis after a Slovak newspaper denounced that he had committed plagiarism.

Matovic, who received the title in 1998, said through his Facebook account that the newspaper ‘Dennik N’, which published the information, contacted him to provide explanations. “To be honest, I don’t know if I cited something in my thesis 22 years ago,” he said.

“If so, I stole something that wasn’t mine, so I’m a thief in that sense and that’s sad and something that shouldn’t be welcomed,” said the prime minister, who also apologized to “honest students.” she learned without copying and cheating. “

The Slovak prime minister refuses to resign after plagiarism allegations
The Slovak prime minister refuses to resign after plagiarism allegations

Matovic emphasized that “he never boasted of the title” and admitted that he had missed numerous courses in the last two years of the course because he founded a company. “I am not at all proud of these two years,” he added.

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