Hungarian Independence Party

The Hungarian Independence Party (Hungarian: Magyar Függetlenségi Párt, MFP) was a political party in Hungary in the period after World War II.

Hungarian Independence Party
LeaderZoltán Pfeiffer (1947)
Tibor Hornyák (1956, 1989–90)
FoundedJuly 28, 1947 (1947-07-28)[1] (1st)
November 1, 1956 (1956-11-01) (2nd)
April 2, 1989 (1989-04-02)[2] (3rd)
DissolvedNovember 20, 1947 (1947-11-20) (1st)
November 4, 1956 (1956-11-04) (2nd)
after May 2, 1990 (1990-05-02) (3rd)
Preceded byHungarian Freedom Party
IdeologyNational conservatism
Anti-Communism
Most MPs
49 / 411
(September 1947)

HistoryEdit

The party was founded in 1947, shortly before the August elections that year. Led by Zoltán Pfeiffer, it won 49 of the 411 seats, becoming the fifth largest party in Parliament.[3] However, in October the National Elections Committee ruled that the party had participated in the election unlawfully, and its seats were annulled.[4]

A new party was established following the end of Communism. In the 1990 elections it received less than 0.1% of the vote, and did not run again.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
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  3. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p931 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p880
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p909