Hungary PM throws support behind econ min Matolcsy

BUDAPEST Tue Oct 5, 2010 11:54am EDT

BUDAPEST Oct 5 (Reuters) - Hungary's prime minister threw his full support behind Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy on Tuesday, saying Matolcsy was his "right hand".

"Gyorgy Matolcsy is my right hand. No one can set a price high enough for which I would be willing to part with my right hand," Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a news conference.

On Monday right-leaning daily Magyar Nemzet reported that Matolcsy's position within the government has weakened and he may be replaced in the near future.

(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs; Editing by Ron Askew)

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