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Hungary former president Goncz buried in Budapest

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By Euronews
Hungary former president Goncz buried in Budapest

<p>Former Hungarian President Arpad Goncz was buried in Budapest on Friday.</p> <p>Hungary’s first post-communist president, Goncz held the office for two consecutive terms between 1990 and 2000.</p> <p>Imre Mecs, a former politician and friend of Goncz’s said of him: “You became the best head of state of all times, someone loved by the people, who could also be rather strong-minded, when need be.”</p> <p>Goncz, who died at the age of 93, had been a journalist and translator as well as a politician.</p> <p>He served time in prison in the late 1950s and 1960s for defying Communist rule.</p>