Skip to content

Hungarian Independent People's Front of the National Committee

Венгерский независимый народный фронт, (НФНФ)

The Hungarian Independent People's Front replaced the National Independence Front in order to establish a joint list for the 1949 Hungarian national elections. On May 15, 1949, the People's Front received ninety-six percent of the popular vote. Although the People's Front included members from other political parties, its core leadership were Hungarian Communists motivated on eliminating the remaining (non-communist) political factions within Hungary. In October 1954, the People's Front was reorganized as the Patriotic People's Front, and again it was reconstituted in 1990 into the Patriotic Electoral Coalition.


Kenez, P. (2006). Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets: the establishment of the Communist regime in Hungary, 1944-1948. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Swain, N. (1992). Hungary: The rise and fall of feasible socialism. London: Verso.
Hankiss, E. (1990). East European alternatives. Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Formation of Patriotic Electoral Coalition)
Kállai, G. (1979). The people's front movement in Hungary. Budapest: Corvina Kiadó.