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Ká·dár(kä′där), János Originally János Csermanek 1912-1989.
Hungarian politician and first secretary-general of the Hungarian Communist Party (1956-1988). A member of the invading Soviet forces in the 1956 revolution, he twice served as prime minister (1956-1958 and 1961-1965).
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