Rezső Nyers, a communist-era politician and economist, has died at the age of 95, his son told wire service MTI on Saturday.
Nyers joined Hungary’s Social Democratic Party in 1940. He served as a member of parliament between 1948 and 1953. Nyers later was a founding member of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party set up in 1956 and served as a member of the HSWP’s Central Committee between 1957 and 1989. He worked as finance minister in 1960-62 and a minister of state in Miklós Németh’s government in 1988-89.
After the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) was founded in October 1989, he was elected as its first chairman and held this post until April 26, 1990. He was an MP for the Socialists until retiring from politics in 1998. Nyers was the father of Hungary’s 1968 economic reform.
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