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WORLD IN BRIEF : HUNGARY : Ruling Party Suffers Loss on Organizing

October 20, 1989|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Hungarian Parliament dealt the ruling Socialist Party a setback by banning politics from the workplace. Lawmakers passed a bill allowing opposition parties to compete in national elections and rejected a motion by the new Socialist Party on political activities in shops and factories. Politicization of the workplace has been a key weapon of Communist indoctrination and is opposed by opposition groups.

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