Jenő Gerbovits, minister without portfolio in Hungary’s first government after the 1990 system change, died in a tractor accident on August 24.
The 86-year-old former Smallholder politician was driving his homemade tractor on his land in Zics (Somogy County) when the vehicle overturned on a slope, burying him underneath. He died at the scene.
Gerbovits was a Member of Parliament between 1990 and 1994 and minister without portfolio in charge of “compensation” (kárpótlás; the state compensation scheme for injustices committed against citizens’ private property during the previous system) between May 1990 and January 1991 in the government of József Antall. [index.hu]