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November 24, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The East German Communist Party has opened a disciplinary investigation against former leader Erich Honecker, who was forced out last month, state-run television reported Thursday. At the same time, Guenter Mittag, a former top economic adviser to Honecker and a former Politburo member, was expelled from the party, state television said in a brief announcement. Mittag, 63, had been responsible for handling the East German economy since 1976.
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November 24, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The East German Communist Party has opened a disciplinary investigation against former leader Erich Honecker, who was forced out last month, state-run television reported Thursday. At the same time, Guenter Mittag, a former top economic adviser to Honecker and a former Politburo member, was expelled from the party, state television said in a brief announcement. Mittag, 63, had been responsible for handling the East German economy since 1976.
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November 22, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East German leaders have assured the West German government that free elections will be held within two years, a senior emissary from Bonn reported Tuesday. West German official Rudolf Seiters, after holding talks with East German leader Egon Krenz and Prime Minister Hans Modrow, said he was told that the elections could be held by the spring of 1991. Until a few weeks ago, such free elections would have been considered inconceivable in the former hard-line Communist state.
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November 22, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East German leaders have assured the West German government that free elections will be held within two years, a senior emissary from Bonn reported Tuesday. West German official Rudolf Seiters, after holding talks with East German leader Egon Krenz and Prime Minister Hans Modrow, said he was told that the elections could be held by the spring of 1991. Until a few weeks ago, such free elections would have been considered inconceivable in the former hard-line Communist state.
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