Rassemblement Démocratique du Dahomé
It was a regional party, as were most in Dahomey, and was heavily backed by the northern section of the French colony (particularly among the Bariba) without much support elsewhere. With this party he ran for the renewal of his mandate at January 2, 1956 legislative elections. Standing for an "active federalism within the French union", Maga won 60,601 votes of the 179,119 cast, compared to 64,344 for Apithy.
From 1961 to 1963 it was the single political party in Dahomey. After the fall of Maga in 1963, the RDD became the opposition. In 1965 the party political activities were banned by General Christophe Soglo.
In 1970 democracy was restored in Dahomey and its political activities were restored. Hubert Maga was chairman of the Presidential Council.
- Matthews 1966, p. 141.
- Laitin 1986, p. 165.
- (French) "Biographies des députés de la IVe République: Hubert Maga", National Assembly of France, retrieved 2008-10-25.
- Laitin, David D. (1986), Hegemony and Culture: Politics and Religious Change Among the Yoruba, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0-226-46790-2, OCLC 12946946.
- Matthews, Ronald (1966), African Powder Keg: Revolt and Dissent in Six Emergent Nations, London: The Bodley Head, OCLC 246401461.
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