Arpad Goncz, Hungary's first president after communism, dies at 93

October 6, 2015 12:54 PM

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Arpad Goncz, Hungary's first president after communism, dies at 93

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 file photo, Hungarian President Arpad Goncz, left, meets Pope John Paul II during a private audience at the Vatican.

Officials say that Arpad Goncz, a Hungarian who survived a communist-era life sentence to become the nation's first democratically chosen president after the fall of communism, has died. He was 93. Goncz's secretary, Andras Gulyas, told state news wire MTI that Goncz died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 surro...

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