RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 46, 9 March 1998
HUNGARIAN PREMIER TO RENEW COALITION AFTER ELECTIONS. Gyula Horn told the 8
March national congress of his Socialist Party that after the May
elections, he intends to continue the coalition partnership with the Free
Democrats, despite occasional tensions between the two parties. "I think
the present governing coalition has produced very good results,
particularly in reviving the economy, making progress toward Euro-Atlantic
integration, and improving relations with our neighbors," he said. Horn,
whom the congress elected as the Socialists' candidate for the premiership,
criticized the opposition Young Democrats for their "scandal-mongering
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