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BETRAYAL OF SOCIALISM?

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Denying accusations from hard-line Warsaw Pact allies that it is betraying socialism, Hungary's Communist Party has committed itself to a Western-style system and nominated top reformer Imre Pozsgay as state president. "The goal is democratic socialism, a constitutional state, a parliamentary democracy based on a multiparty system and a market economy based on the decisive role of communal property," the party said in a statement Sunday after a fiery meeting of the party's Central Committee where former Social Democrat Rezso Nyers captured the party leadership.