The Prime Minister of the new Hungarian government, Jeno Fock, has already been member of the illegal Communist Party since 1932, therefore he spent several years in prison during the fascist regime of Horthy.
The Prime Minister of the new Hungarian government, Jeno Fock, has already been member of the illegal Communist Party since 1932, therefore he spent several years in prison during the fascist regime of Horthy. After the liberation he was in several party and state positions, among others he was Deputy Minister, Secretary of the Hungarian Trades Union Council and from February of 1957 he performed important leading functions in the management of the Hungarian Socialist Worker's Party. From 1961 he was Deputy President of the Cabinet Council.
In this position he primarily dealt with economic questions and had represented Hungary in many important international negotiations. He was conferring with the representatives of the Vietnamese government in 1965, and he signed on Hungarian side the goods exchange agreement the two countries.
The Austrian Vice-Chancellor Pittermann who stayed in Hungary in 1965 - visited him as well and they talked in a kind atmosphere.
As one of the leading personalities of the Hungarian national economy he was always appeared on the review of the Hungarian industry, at the opening of the Budapest International Fairs.
One of the greatest industrial investments of Hungary, the Chemical Works of Tisza+/ has been finished two years ago. It had been inaugurated with all solemnity by Jeno Fock too.
He has taken upon himself an active part in the elaboration of the new economic mechanism aimed in the Party's and government's programme; at the 9th Party Congress he said about this in November of 1966. the following:
Jeno Fock was elected Prime Minister by the Hungarian Parliament on the 14th April 1967. We are citing from his inaugural address now: