- 14 Sep 2016 9:00 AM
Andrássy saw politics as the art of seizable opportunities, Kövér said, adding that the emotion that motivated his policies was patriotism. In 1866, Andrássy was elected president of a parliamentary subcommittee tasked with drawing up the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867.
After his four-year term as prime minister, he served as the foreign minister of Austria-Hungary until 1879. Budapest Mayor István Tarlós said the inauguration of the statue gives Andrássy the recognition he deserves. Parliament approved a decree on reconstructing Kossuth Square in 2011.
The project began in 2013 and involved, among other things, building an underground car park, a visitor centre and a museum.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.
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