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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.

Sources & Citations

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.