Vol. 1, No. 146, 24 October 1997
HUNGARIAN PREMIER UNDER FIRE. Addressing a gathering in Vecses,
southeastern Hungary, marking the anniversary of the 1956
uprising, Jozsef Torgyan, the chairman of the Smallholders' Party,
said it is unacceptable for the head of government to be someone
who "helped crush the 1956 revolution." Democratic Forum leader
Sandor Lezsa similarly told a gathering in Budapest that no
reconciliation is possible as long as Gyula Horn remains prime
minister. Meanwhile, President Arpad Goncz, Prime Minister Horn,
and parliamentary chairman Zoltan Gal on 23 October attended a
ceremony outside the parliament building in Budapest and at the
near-by statue of executed Premier Imre Nagy.
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