Constantinescu had ostensibly more patriotic motives: to champion the new policy of destalinization.
99) This was recognized as a significant step toward destalinization.
143) In linking his nemesis to the educational establishment filled with students keen on accelerating the process of destalinization, be would in effect facilitate the later expulsion of Constantinescu from the PMR Central Committee on 28-29 June 1957 on the charge of "deviation on the destalinization issue.
Dej's selection of the mediocre Jar, of all people, succeeded in discrediting in the intelligentsia's eyes the entire destalinization effort, which intellectuals assumed to be a sham.
After Khrushchev's call for destalinization, reformers tried to unseat Zachariadis.
This article also draws on the essay by Dan Catanus, "The Romanian Communists under the Impact of Destalinization, 1956-1961," Arhivele Totalitarismului, vol.
12) At least seven prominent officials in the Politburo or Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party (Sozialistische Einheitspartei, or SED) in Berlin called for greater destalinization and internal democracy.