Not only street names and institutions should be changed; social organisations, companies and the press should no longer carry any vestiges of Hungary’s communist era, a lawmaker of the ruling alliance has proposed to parliament.
Christian Democrat MP Bence Stagel said in a statement on Friday that there was mounting public pressure to eliminate symbols and names associated with the communist dictatorship.
He noted the names of associations and companies such as Kocsolai Voros Csillag Tsz, or Kocsolai Red Star Collective, and the Janos Kadar Foundation, named after the long-standing communist-era leader of Hungary, as examples.
Stagel’s proposal calls for a complete break with ideologies, parties or symbols connected to that regime to be enacted on Jan 1. 2013.