Hungary's prime minister has refused to resign after Monday's anti-government riots and vowed to push ahead with tough economic reforms despite admitting in a leaked recording that officials lied about the economy.At least Hungary's prime minister was willing to tell somebody that he lied. That's more than I can say for Dick Cheney.
... The riots, in which 150 people, including 102 police officers, were injured, were "the longest and darkest night" for the country since the end of communism in 1989, the embattled leader said.
... The turmoil exploded Sunday, when state radio aired an audiotape of (Prime Minister Ferenc) Gyurcsany telling members of his ruling Socialist Party that his government had lied about the state of the country's economy throughout its two years in office.
"We lied throughout the past one and a half or two years," he said. "We lied in the morning, we lied in the evening and also at night."
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
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