May 28, 1990 |
Former Hungarian Foreign Minister Gyula Horn was elected president of the Hungarian Socialist Party, successor to the Communist Party. The revamped party has pledged to find its place in Hungary's new parliamentary democracy. Imre Pozsgay, considered Hungary's most influential reform politician, was elected vice president. While foreign minister, Horn played a pivotal role in help making the Berlin Wall irrelevant by permitting thousands of East German refugees to pass from Hungary to the West.