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October 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The major opposition group nominated historian Lajos Fuer to run for president of Hungary in multi-party elections. The Hungarian Democratic Forum made the nomination at the end of a three-day congress in Budapest. The action followed a landmark session of Parliament, which adopted laws to open the way for the first multi-party elections in more than 40 years. The presidential election is to be held by the end of the year, but no date has been set.
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October 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The major opposition group nominated historian Lajos Fuer to run for president of Hungary in multi-party elections. The Hungarian Democratic Forum made the nomination at the end of a three-day congress in Budapest. The action followed a landmark session of Parliament, which adopted laws to open the way for the first multi-party elections in more than 40 years. The presidential election is to be held by the end of the year, but no date has been set.
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November 11, 1988 | From Reuters
A new law going to Parliament next month will give Hungarians the right to form political parties and trade unions, Justice Minister Kalman Kulcsar said Thursday. "The bill on the right of association sets down that private persons and legal entities may set up political parties, trade unions, interest representations and other social organizations," the Hungarian news agency MTI quoted Kulcsar as saying after a meeting of Hungary's Cabinet.
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November 11, 1988 | From Reuters
A new law going to Parliament next month will give Hungarians the right to form political parties and trade unions, Justice Minister Kalman Kulcsar said Thursday. "The bill on the right of association sets down that private persons and legal entities may set up political parties, trade unions, interest representations and other social organizations," the Hungarian news agency MTI quoted Kulcsar as saying after a meeting of Hungary's Cabinet.
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September 28, 1989
Hungary's Parliament adopted a law giving people the right to express opinions or advocate political and social change, further expanding freedom of speech before multi-party elections next year. The bill and a related amendment of the criminal procedure law are part of a package of legislation designed to bring Hungary's laws in line with moves toward a pluralistic system and with international covenants on human rights.
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June 19, 2002 | DAVID HOLLEY and PALMA MELIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy was accused Tuesday of having secretly served Communist Hungary's counter-espionage service, a charge that triggered doubts about whether he can remain in office. An ex-Communist and former banker, Medgyessy denied any wrongdoing, but not the allegation itself, which he acknowledged could be politically damaging.
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