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Ader marks late PM Antall’s 20th death anniversary

Ader marks late PM Antall’s 20th death anniversary

Budapest, December 12 (MTI) – President Janos Ader paid tribute to late Prime Minister Jozsef Antall on Thursday, at a ceremony marking Antall’s 20th death anniversary.

At the ceremony, held in Budapest’s National Cemetery, Ader laid a wreath on the tomb of Antall, Hungary’s first freely elected premier after the fall of the communist regime.

Antall, a teacher and historian, was a founder of the Hungarian Democratic Forum, a central force in the country’s political regime change, and a key figure in the Opposition Roundtable.

Antall_Ader_ceremonyDuring his premiership between 1990-93, Hungary became an associate member of the European Union and a member of the Council of Europe, and joined several other European institutions.

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Antall was an advocate of modern, national conservatism, his motto being “to serve as long as the nation benefits from my services”.

Parliament will hold a memorial session on Friday, attended by House Speaker Laszlo Kover, Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia Bernhard Vogel.

Photo: MTI – Tamás Kovács

Source: http://hungarymatters.hu/

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