Vol. 1, No. 129, 1 October 1997
HUNGARIAN OPPOSITION POLITICIAN DISMISSED. The Steering
Committee of the Independent Smallholders' Party on 30 September
has dismissed Agnes Nagy Maczo as deputy leader of the party,
Hungarian media reported. Maczo was harshly criticized by party
chairman Joszef Torgyan for having recently proposed that the
Smallholders set up an alliance with the extremist Hungarian Justice
and Life Party and other rightist formations. Torgyan said he told
Maczo she can retain her post as deputy parliamentary chairperson
only if she "behaves herself" in the future. In other news, the Central
Statistical Office reported on 30 September that GDP has increased by
3.2 percent in the first six months of 1997, compared with the same
period last year.
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