popular-front

popular front

noun
1.
a coalition, usually temporary, of leftist and sometimes centrist political parties, formed against a common opponent, as fascism, and promoting social reform.
2.
any similar political coalition formed to achieve short-term goals.
Also called people's front.


Origin:
1935–40; compare Spanish frente popular, French front populaire

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popular front
 
n
(often capital) any of the left-wing groups or parties that were organized from 1935 onwards to oppose the spread of fascism

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