Democratic National Front Party

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Democratic National Front Party
Leader Artur Roshi
Founded 1998
Headquarters Tirana
Ideology Nationalism,
Social conservatism,
Anti-communism
Political position Right-Wing
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours Red Black
Website
http://www.ballikombit.org/
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Democratic National Front Party (in Albanian: Partia Balli Kombëtar Demokrat) is a political party in Albania led by Artur Roshi. It is a Right Wing group which has Nationalist policies which aim to create a Greater Albania. It is closely linked to the former Ultra-Nationalist Bali Kombater but has made its policies more moderate.

PBKD was formed in 1998. In the 2005 elections, PBKD was part of the Alliance for Freedom, Justice and Welfare. PBKD got 0.6% of the proportional votes, and no seats.

In 2005 the congress of the National Front rejected a proposal to merge the two parties.

History[edit]

Main article: Balli Kombëtar

Balli Kombëtar (English: The National Front) was an Albanian nationalist and anti-communist organization established in 1942.[1] It was led by Ali Këlcyra and Mit’hat Frashëri.

In 1942 Balli Kombëtar entered into a fragile alliance with the Communist-led National Liberation Front, and acted as a resistance group against Italian and German occupation forces in Albania.[2] However, when it appeared that the communists were to seize power in Albania, the organisation began collaboration with the Axis Powers during their occupation of Greece and Yugoslavia. In 1943 for example, members recruited by the organization participated alongside the Wehrmacht in burning villages in Albania and Greece[3] and on the territory, which is today the modern Republic of Macedonia.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbara Jelavich, History of the Balkans ISBN 0-521-27459-1 p.274
  2. ^ Ficher, Brendt. Albania at War
  3. ^ Mazower, Mark. After The War Was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation and State in Greece, 1943-1960. Princeton University Press, 2000, ISBN 0-691-05842-3, p. 25. "Not surprisingly, when the Italians finally took control of mainland Greece in 1941, they found Cham activists willing to call for unification of the region with Albania. Several hundred were conscripted into the anti-communist Bal Komitare [sic] to act as local gendarmes. From the autumn of 1943, these armed bands took part alongside the Wehrmacht in burning Greek villages. Such actions, it seems, were not supported by many of the local beys, nor by the Mufti."
  4. ^ Балистичката организација во Македонија во Втората светска војна (1941 - 1944 година) [1]