HUNGARY: King Business

The report that an unknown assailant attempted to assassinate Regent Nicholas Horthy von Nagybanya (TIME, Feb. 9) proved to be untrue.

The false report and the recent publication of a reproduction of part of the late Emperor Karl's diary have to some extent revived in academic form the peculiar position of Hungary.

Hungary is still a kingdom—its old constitution is unchanged. In place of the King is a Regent, Admiral Horthy. His powers are limited mainly to exercising the royal functions without the effective power of vetoing legislation. Just for whom he is Regent...

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