RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE 6 April 1998
OPPOSITION LEADER HUNGARY'S MOST POPULAR POLITICIAN. Viktor
Orban, the chairman of the Federation of Young Democrats-
Hungarian Civic Party, topped a list of politicians people
would like to see play a leading role after the general
elections in May, a poll said. According to a Gallup opinion
poll taken in March, Orban has 21 percent support, followed
by Prime Minister Gyula Horn, with 19 percent, and Interior
Minister Gabor Kuncze with 17 percent. Another poll,
conducted by Szonda-Ipsos, shows the Socialist Party as the
most popular political party among decided voters, with 35
percent, ahead of the Young Democrats with 26 percent,
Hungarian media reported on 6 April. MSZ
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