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25 March 1990

The First Free Elections Are Held

After the Opposition Roundtable and the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party had arrived at a plan for a peaceful transition, free elections were held in Hungary for the first time in 43 years. 96% of the people who were elected were new to the parliament. The Hungarian Democratic Forum won the election and formed a coalition government under Prime Minister József Antal. The President of the Republic was Árpád Göncz, who represented the Alliance of Free Democrats, the largest opposition party.

16 November 1989

Spontaneous demonstration by Bratislava university students for basic civil rights and freedoms

03 October 1990

The Reunification of Germany