National Front (Czechoslovakia)

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The National Front (in Czech: Národní fronta, in Slovak: Národný front) was the coalition of parties which headed the re-established Czechoslovakian government from 1945 to 1948.wikipedia
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Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

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During the Communist era in Czechoslovakia (1948–1989) it was the vehicle for control of all political and social activity by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ).
In April 1945, the Third Republic was formed, led by a National Front of six parties.

Communist Party of Czechoslovakia

Communist PartyCommunistKSČ
During the Communist era in Czechoslovakia (1948–1989) it was the vehicle for control of all political and social activity by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ).
Following the Communist coup d'état of 1948, when free elections and other political freedoms were effectively abolished, power was formally held by the National Front, a coalition in which the KSČ held two-thirds of the seats while the remaining one-third were shared among five other political parties.

Czechoslovakia

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The National Front (in Czech: Národní fronta, in Slovak: Národný front) was the coalition of parties which headed the re-established Czechoslovakian government from 1945 to 1948.
Although they would maintain the fiction of political pluralism through the existence of the National Front, except for a short period in the late 1960s (the Prague Spring) the country had no liberal democracy.

Czech Social Democratic Party

ČSSDSocial Democratic PartySocial Democrats
After the re-establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1945, the party returned to its pre-war structure and became a member of the National Front which formed a new governing coalition.

Democratic Party (Slovakia)

Democratic PartyDSSlovak Democratic Party
Following the Communist takeover, the party was disbanded, while the fellow travellers in the party's ranks reorganized as the Party of Slovak Revival (Strana slovenskej obrody) within the see National Front (Czechoslovakia).

Agrarianism

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It moved beyond its original agrarian base to reach middle-class voters.The party was banned by the National Front after the Second World War.

Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party

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Czechoslovak People's Party (ČSL)
The party lost any real influence and was kept as a de facto puppet of Moscow-aligned communists (see National Front).

1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

Communist coupcoup d'état1948 coup d'état
The KSČ definitively seized power in Czechoslovakia on 25 February 1948.
During the early postwar period, working with the other parties in a coalition called the National Front, the Communists kept up the appearance of being willing to work within the system.

Edvard Beneš

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Postwar Czechoslovakia was organized according to a program worked out by the KSČ (whose leaders were in exile in Moscow), and Edvard Beneš, representing the government-in-exile—these being the two most important groups seeking the reconstitution of the country.
Upon arriving, Beneš announced a coalition government had been formed called the National Front, with the Communist Party leader Klement Gottwald as prime minister.

Freedom Party (Slovakia)

Freedom PartySS
(Slovak) Freedom Party (SSL)
When the Communists took power in Czechoslovakia in February 1948, the party lost any practical power and became playing role of a bloc party in the National Front.

Party of Slovak Revival

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Party of Slovak Revival (SSO) (a pro-Communist reincarnation of the Democratic Party)
It was accepted into the Czechoslovak National Front and got 17 seats in the Slovak parliament (Communists had 78 and the Freedom Party 4 seats).

Czech National Social Party

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Czechoslovak Socialist Party (ČSS), which had dropped "National" from its name
After 1945, the party resurfaced, under the leadership of Petr Zenkl, as one of the parties in the National Front.

1954 Czechoslovak parliamentary election

1954Czechoslovak parliamentary electionnational elections
Voters were presented with a single list from the National Front, dominated by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ).

1960 Czechoslovak parliamentary election

1960national elections
Voters were presented with a single list from the National Front, dominated by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ).

1971 Czechoslovak parliamentary election

1971national elections
The National Front, dominated by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, put forward a single list of candidates for both houses of the Federal Assembly, the House of the People (the lower house) and the House of Nations (the upper house).

Communist Party of Slovakia (1939)

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Communist Party of Slovakia (CPS), merged with the KSČ in September 1948

1964 Czechoslovak parliamentary election

196414 June 1964national elections
Voters were presented with a single list from the National Front, dominated by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ).

1981 Czechoslovak parliamentary election

1981national elections
The National Front put forward a single list of candidates for both the House of the People (the lower house) and the House of Nations (the upper house) and one NF candidate ran in each single member constituency.

1976 Czechoslovak parliamentary election

1976national elections
The National Front put forward a single list of candidates for both the House of the People (the lower house) and the House of Nations (the upper house) and one NF candidate ran in each single member constituency.

1986 Czechoslovak parliamentary election

1986national elections
The National Front put forward a single list of candidates for both the House of the People (the lower house) and the House of Nations (the upper house) and one NF candidate ran in each single member constituency.

Politics of Communist Czechoslovakia

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Politics of Communist Czechoslovakia
Other parties and organizations existed formally but functioned in subordinate roles to KSČ, because the KSČ was grouped together with the KSS, four other political parties, and all of Czechoslovakia's mass organizations under the political umbrella of the National Front of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

1948 Czechoslovak parliamentary election

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Voters were presented with a single list from the National Front, a postwar coalition that had been converted into a Communist-dominated patriotic organisation.

Czech language

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The National Front (in Czech: Národní fronta, in Slovak: Národný front) was the coalition of parties which headed the re-established Czechoslovakian government from 1945 to 1948.

Slovak language

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The National Front (in Czech: Národní fronta, in Slovak: Národný front) was the coalition of parties which headed the re-established Czechoslovakian government from 1945 to 1948.