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.