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Workers' Militia (Hungary)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 7
Country: Hungary
Date formed: March 20, 1989
Details of Formation:
Date dissolved: Nov. 28, 1989
Details of Termination: Socialist parties proposal to integrate the militia into the national guard turned down by parliament who voted to disband them altogether (1989) referendum (58% turnout) - people vote overwhelmingly (94-95%) to abolish workers militia
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): political party
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: no information
Force Strength: [53000, 60000]
Target(s): no information
Purpose(s): protect property and investment
Other Information: Imre Pozsgay stands on election promise that party's paramilitary workers' militia would be reduced from 60,000 to 40,000 members next year, its weapons placed under Defense Ministry control and its armed exercises discontinued. also known as people's militia