The prosecution against Ferenc Gyurcsány is the point where autocracy ends, and dictatorship begins. The administration uses the state’s force against its political opponents in the world of dictatorship. An interesting side note: the last prime minister before Gyurcsány who had to face prosecution was Imre Nagy, the political leader of the revolution in October 1956. Another interesting side note: the startup of Viktor Orbán’s political career was his speech held at Nagy’s ceremonial second burial in 1989. Orbán reminded the Hungarians of the dictatorship’s ephemeral promises in this speech. His example was László Rajk (a Communist politician and former minister of interior in the 1940’s) who was sentenced to death in a show trial. Newspapers were published with the headline “Never again!” on Rajk’s rehabilitation day in March 1956 regarding the finish of these unfair legal procedures. This was still followed by hundreds of show trials in the subsequent years.
József Debreczeni, Népszabadság, May 10. 2010.
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