HUNGARY: New Voices

The shape of politics in Russian-occupied Hungary became considerably clearer last week. Two facts emerged: 1) there was a strong, effective opposition; 2) despite Russian support, the Hungarian Communists were on the defensive.

The opposition, symbolized largely by the non-socialist but liberal Small Holders Party, had found courage for a showdown with both the Communists and the most powerful man in Hungary today, the Red Army's Marshal Klimenti Voroshilov. The issue: Voroshilov's suggestion (not demand) that only one slate of candidates be presented in the upcoming national elections. Well aware that a single list would give the Communists a voice...

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