Rally of Progressive National Democrats
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|Rally of Progressive National Democrats|
|International affiliation||Centrist Democrat International|
|Regional affiliation||Christian Democrat Organization of America|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Politics of Haiti
The RDNP was founded in 1979 by the exiled president Leslie Manigat. It was registered officiallyas political party in 25 May 1987, but only in 15 July 1987 was recognized officially by the electoral authorities. In the Haitian presidential elections of 7 February 2006, its candidate Leslie Manigat won 12.4% of the popular vote. The party won in the 7 February 2006 Senate elections 10.7% of the popular vote and only 1 out of 30 Senators. In the 7 February and 21 April 2006 Chamber of Deputies elections, the party won 1 out of 99 seats. In the Haitian presidential elections of 28 November 2010, the RDNP presented as candidate Mirlande Manigat, wife of the RDNP's founder. She's won 31,37% in first voting, and in the second ballot with Michel Martelly she's won 31,74%. However in the Parliament elections the RDNP lost his seats.
- "Le Rassemblement des Démocrates Nationaux Progressistes fête ses 30ans" (in French). MetropoleHaiti.com. 1 June 2009.
- "Partis Politiques Enregistrés et Reconnus" (in French). HaitiCulture.ch.
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