A New Deal-inspired party in France led by Leon Blum that encouraged the union movement and launched a far-reaching program of social reform, complete with paid vacations and a forty-hour workweek. (p. 948)
an organization or government composed of a wide spectrum of political groups; popular fronts were used by the Soviet Union in forming allegedly non-communist governments in Eastern Europe
a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
a broad coalition of different political
an alliance between the working class and a section of the capitalist class
The alliance of socialists, communists and left-Republicans which won the elections of February 1936 and was governing Spain at the time of the Nationalist uprising. The bitter in-fighting and turmoil that existed behind the illusion of a 'Popular Front' did much to destroy the Republic.
Combination of Socialist and Communist political parties in France; won election in 1936; unable to take strong measures of social reform because of continuing strength of conservatives; fell from power in 1938. (p. 870)
The Popular Front (Spanish: Frente Popular) in Spain's Second Republic was an electoral coalition and pact signed in January 1936 by various left-wing political organisations, instigated by Manuel AzaÃ±a for the purpose of contesting that years' election.
The Popular Front was an alliance of left-wing political parties (the French Communist Party (PCF), the Socialist SFIO and the Radical and Socialist Party), which was in government in Third Republic France from 1936 to 1938.
Ahead of the 1936 elections to the French National Assembly, a Popular Front committee was formed in Senegal. It comprised of the local branch of SFIO, the Senegalese Socialist Party, the local communist cell, Human Rights League and the local branch of the Radical and Radical Socialist Party led by FranÃ§ois Carpot. The committee supported the candidature of Lamine GuÃ¨ye.
The Popular Front (French: Front Populaire) was a political alliance in Burkina Faso. The FP was founded in October 1987 by that country's current President, Blaise CompaorÃ©, immediately after he came to power in a military coup d'Ã©tat.