Meaning of popular front

pop'ular front'

Pronunciation: [key]
  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
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