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Imre Kónya

IMRE KÓNYA (Budapest, 1947) is a politician and lawyer, who served as Interior Minister between 1993 and 1994. He received his degree from Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law. He was one of the founders of the Independent Lawyers’ Forum (FJF) established in 1988. In 1989, at the proposal of the Forum, the Opposition Round Table was born. Between 1988 and 1996 he was the member of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) being its vice-president between 1993–1994. He received various prizes including the Deák Ferenc Prize, the Adalbert Prize, and the Hungarian Order of Merit Grand Cross in 2019.

11 January 2020
"It is good to know – and hear and read – that today Jozsef Antall’s achievements are also recognised by his former political opponents. Because, as Speaker of Parliament Gyorgy Szabad put it on the day after the Prime Minister’s death in December 1993: 'The greats of a nation who are elevated to immortality – however tragic the end – are never unfortunate."

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