TITLE

Another False Dawn At The Finance Ministry

PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Aug2005, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the appointment of Janos Veres as Hungary's new finance minister is viewed as the consolidation of public finances. Parliamentary and popular patience with fiscal reform has been a crucial factor in the tenure of previous finance ministers. Veres has an important advantage. He was a founding member of the ruling Socialist Party in October 1989, and has represented the party in parliament since 1994. However, if this implies that Veres will have greater immunity from threats to his incumbency from within the parliament, he is unlikely to be as comfortable in the face of public opinion.
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17619772

 

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