Christian Economic and Social Party

The Christian Economic and Social Party (Hungarian: Keresztény Gazdasági és Szociális Párt, KGSZP) was a political party in Hungary in the inter-war period.

Christian Economic
and Social Party
Keresztény Gazdasági és Szociális Párt
LeaderJános Zichy
Founded1926
Dissolved26 January 1937
Merger ofChristian National Economic Party, Christian National Union Party
Merged intoUnited Christian Party
IdeologyPolitical Catholicism
Political positionRight-wing

HistoryEdit

The party was established around 1930 by a merger of the Christian National Economic Party (known as the Zichy Party), the Christian National Union Party (also known as the Wolff Party) and the small Christian Social Party.[1] As a result, it was often known as the Wolff and Zichy Party.[1] The 1932 elections saw the party win 32 seats, becoming the second-largest faction.[2]

In the 1935 elections the party won only 14 seats, and was reduced to being the third party in Parliament. In January 1937 they merged with the Christian Opposition and the National Legitimist Party to form the United Christian Party.[3]

Further readingEdit

  • Fazekas, Csaba (2004). Collaborating with Horthy: Political Catholicism and Christian Political Organizations in Hungary. Political Catholicism in Europe 1918-1945. 1. Routledge. pp. 160–177.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p511 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p930 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p911