TITLE

Closing the gap

PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Feb2005, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the political condition of Hungary. It reports that after the problems that befell the party under its previous leader, Peter Medgyessy, the appointment of Ferenc Gyurcsany as Prime Minister pf Hungary has seen an appreciable improvement in the Socialist-led government's public approval ratings. The government now faces a key test of strength: its focus upon fiscal consolidation, despite its importance for European Union monetary union, is a politically sensitive area of reform. While there is ample time for this situation to change ahead of the election of a new parliament in 2006, the current domestic political context will please Gyurcsany.
ACCESSION #
16590005

 

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