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Head of Hungary's Jewish Community Resigns

The head of Hungary's top organization representing Jewish communities resigned on Sunday after losing a vote of confidence, AFP reported. Peter Feldmajer stepped down after 49 members out of 89 expressed no confidence in his leadership at a general meeting of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, the report said.

According to Hungarian media, some members of the federation criticized his leadership in recent years with the US-based Claims Conference on reparations for Holocaust survivors. A new vote must now be held within a month to choose a new leader for Hungary's 100,000-strong Jewish community, considered one of Europe's largest.

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