Kovács, Imre (1913–1980)
Writer and peasant-party politician. Kovács was among the major figures in the ‘populist’ group of writers in the 1930s, when his main sociographical work was Dumb Revolution. He was a leader of the March Front in 1937 and among the founders of the National Peasants’ Party (NPP) in 1939. He became a leader of the resistance movement in 1944. In 1945, he became general secretary of the NPP, and in 1946, deputy party chairman and a member of Parliament. He opposed cooperation with the communists, and in 1947, he left the NPP and was elected a member of Parliament for the Independent Hungarian Democratic Party. However, he left Hungary in November and moved to the United States in 1948. There he worked on the Free Europe Committee as a leading figure among the Hungarian political exiles.
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