Hungary's Socialists Choose Premier

Associated Press

Gyula Horn, Hungary's last Communist foreign minister, was chosen on Saturday by his winning Socialist Party to be the new prime minister.

Horn and his government must be confirmed by Parliament. But his Socialists, a reform wing of the former Communists, won a majority in last month's elections, virtually ensuring that he will be the new head of government.

The 62-year-old Horn has vowed to continue Hungary's transition to a market economy, and on Saturday he reiterated his desire to have a coalition government.

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