COMMUNISTS: Down the Sink

In Hungary's neo-Gothic Parliament building the crowd cheered as Communist Boss Matyas Rakosi stalked in to open the session. He first walked around the red-plushed row of ministerial chairs to shake hands with each cabinet minister. One of the old familiar faces was missing —that of Foreign Minister Laszlo Rajk, wartime underground leader and once Hungary's dreaded Minister of the Interior. Since Rajk's name had headed the single list of candidates in his district, his election had seemed sure. When the rapporteur of the Mandate Credentials Committee omitted Rajk's name from the list of new deputies, an uneasy question...

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