Hungary: Multiple Choice

The erosion of monolithic rule in Communist Europe continues apace. Last week Hungary revealed that it was joining Yugoslavia and Poland in abolishing the rigid list of unopposed candidates in national elections. From now on, Hungarian voters will be allowed a multiple choice of candidates—all of them, of course, Communist Party members.


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