Party affiliation: Hungarian Socialist Party
Deputy Leader, 1975, Head, 1982-1983, Foreign Department, Member of Central Committee, 1978, HSWP Central Committee. Ambassador, German Democratic Republic, 1975-1978. Ambassador, USSR, 1978-1982.
Chairman, Foreign Relations Parliamentary Committee, 1985. Chairman, Hungarian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, 1989. Pres, of the Parliamentary, 1989.
Acting Pres, of the Hungarian republic, 1989. Member, Hungarian Socialist Party, since 1989. Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, since 1990.