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Protests in Hungary - Mark Anniversary of 2006 Riots


Protests occurred in Hungary last week, marking the one-year anniversary of riots after a recording of a speech in which Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany admitted to lying was made public. Gyurcsany admitted to lying in a private, profanity-laden speech at a Socialist Party function. The lies, hiding the bad state of Hungary's economy, were made to help win the April 2006 general election. After winning the election, Gyurcsany and the Socialist Party passed economic reforms that will cost citizens at least one additional month's salary.