Rally for Culture and Democracy
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|Rally for Culture and Democracy|
|Split from||Socialist Forces Front|
|Headquarters||Algiers, Algiers Province, Algeria|
|International affiliation||Liberal International|
|Politics of Algeria
The Rally for Culture and Democracy (Berber: Agraw i Yidles d Tugdut; Arabic: التجمع من أجل الثقافة والديمقراطية; French: Rassemblement pour la Culture et la Démocratie RCD) is a political party in Algeria. It promotes secularism (Laïcité) and has its principal power base in Kabylie, a major Berber-speaking region. Some consider it to take the position of a liberal party for the Berber-speaking population in Algerian politics.
The party leader is Saïd Sadi, who was a presidential candidate in 1995, winning 9.3 percent of the popular vote. In 1997, the party won 19 of 390 seats. The RCD boycotted the 2002 elections. Saïd Sadi was a candidate again in the 2004 presidential election and won 1.9 percent of the vote. The party participated in the 2007 elections, winning 3.36% of the vote and 19 seats.
In the 2007 legislative election, support for the RCD was higher than its national average (3.36%) in the following provinces:
- Tizi Ouzou Province 34.28%
- Béjaïa Province 17.51%
- Bouïra Province 9.09%
- Algiers Province 8.58%
- Illizi Province 7.31%
- Tipaza Province 6.89%
- Guelma Province 4.83%
- Boumerdès Province 4.55%
- Saïda Province 4.30%
- Sétif Province 4.25%
- Aïn Defla Province 3.43%
- Politics of Algeria
- Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie (MAK) - A Kabyle pro-autonomy movement.
- Socialist Forces Front (FFS) - The main Socialist Berber party.
- Arouch Movement - A Berber political organization modelled on traditional village councils.
- List of liberal parties
- Official website (in Berber, French, and Arabic)
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