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.
TRANSCRIPT: "According to the Central Committee's resolution passed in December 1964. - scientist and practical experts have examined the machinery of the old economic system and made by one and a half years' work a proposition concerning its overall reform. Our Central Committee discussed the proposition, accepted it and ordered to work out the conception in details. Deciding this way we were convinced that the reform will support making the socialist production conditions more effective, the development of the socialist democracy and the realization of the building of socialism in our country."
"The solving of the tasks fixed in the Five Year Plan, the fulfilment of our annual plan and the realization of the economic mechanism became the central points of our work. By carrying out the reform in the right way the development of our national economy will run up vigorously. The creating work may succeed more effectively, the higher appreciation of more valuable activity may manifest itself better. The new economic mechanism enables our international connections becoming more fruitful and productive, mainly with the countries joined in the Council of Mutual Economic Aid. The reform will have its influence to the whole life of the society. The efforts of the government are directed to the further strengthening of the mechanism of our state and public life as the working people are expecting it and we are wanting to put an end by them to all bureaucracy hampering our development, poisoning the life of the ????? people and being foreign to the esse????? socialism."
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Background: 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: