November 3, 1956

New government with communist minority

The Third Nagy Government is formed with the participation of all postwar democratic coalition parties. Communists now comprise a minority in this government.

Owing to Yugoslav pressure, Kádár is selected to replace Nagy in the post-revolution government, with Rákosi and Gerő excluded.

Cardinal Mindszenty delivers a speech over the radio praising the revolution (using the term szabadságharc, in a nod to the 1848-1849 Revolution and Failed War of Independence).

General Pál Maléter, the Minister of Defense, is arrested by Soviet troops during negotiations on Soviet troop withdrawals.