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Yep. I didn't mention him and his union in the diary because that police union was louder and always took the initiative, but Kornél Árok's union reportedly managed to 'beat' in numbers all other unions in the alliance during the union protests in 2011. [Language note on a mistake of your source: Hungarian is similar to Chinese and Japanese in having the family name first, but in Western languages names are flipped; Árok is the family name, the given name Kornél is the Hungarian version of the Latin Cornelius.]

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jan 7th, 2012 at 05:16:44 AM EST
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According to the Italian source he is not the leader of Szolidaritàs but a prominent figurehead. What's your take on prospects of the union going anywhere?

Orban is certainly moving faster than the Poles. It took them six years to fire Lech Walesa.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Sat Jan 7th, 2012 at 05:35:37 AM EST
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I didn't say he is the leader of Szolidaritás, he is the leader of the firefighter union, which is one of the unions that joined the Magyar Szolidaritás Mozgalom (Hungarian Solidarity Movement) umbrella group. Checking, however, I find that Szolidaritás has no single leader: Sándor Székely (boss of a truckers' union; shown in the diary as speaker at the protest), Péter Kónya (boss of the much-mentioned police union; also shown as speaker), Kornél Árok, and a fourth guy (head of the chemical industry workers' union) are all co-heads.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jan 7th, 2012 at 05:57:28 AM EST
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