Vol. 1, No. 28, 12 May 1997
UPDATE ON SCANDALS INVOLVING HUNGARIAN
SOCIALIST DEPUTIES. Judit Csehak, deputy prime
minister in Hungary's last communist government, has
admitted that, as a member of the former Hungarian
Socialist Worker's Party's politburo, she had access to
state security reports, Hungarian dailies report today.
Csehak, who spoke after the results of an investigation
carried out by a screening panel were made public, said
"there is no fact I should be ashamed of and which I could
not make public." Those subject to the screening process
may either resign or face public scrutiny in the courts, but
Csehak has not resigned her position as deputy. In other
news, Socialist deputy Gabor Kiss, who has been implicated
in a recent intelligence office scandal (see RFE/RL
Newsline, 18 April 1997), pledged to quit public life at the
end of the current legislature, Vilaggazdasag reports. He
said the scandal has put him in a "morally untenable"
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