Republican Party (Tunisia)

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Republican Party
الحزب الجمهوري
French name Parti républicain
Secretary-General Maya Jribi
Founded 9 April 2012
Merger of Progressive Democratic Party
Afek Tounes
Tunisian Republican Party
Ideology Liberalism
Secularism
Political position Centre
National affiliation National Salvation Front[1]
Regional affiliation Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy
Constituent Assembly
11 / 217
Politics of Tunisia
Political parties
Elections

The Republican Party (Arabic: الحزب الجمهوريAl-Ḥizb Al-Jumhūrī, French: Parti républicain) is a centrist liberal party in Tunisia. It was formed on 9 April 2012 as a merger of the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), Afek Tounes and the Tunisian Republican Party, several minor parties and independents. The party is led by Maya Jribi who was previously the secretary-general of the PDP.[2] The party holds 11 out of 217 seats and is the largest oppositional party in the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia. The party withdrew from the Union for Tunisia coalition, though it is still part of the National Salvation Front.[1]

After the founding congress, nine assemblymen elected for the PDP contested the leadership vote and temporarily suspended their party membership.[3] Those 9 members became part of the Democratic Alliance Party.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Al-Joumhouri Party Leaves Opposition Coalition", Tunisia Live, 30 December 2013, retrieved 1 January 2014 
  2. ^ Benzarti, Hichem (10 April 2012), "Un congrès unificateur des forces démocratiques centristes", La Presse de Tunisie 
  3. ^ Ghribi, Asma (14 April 2012), "Democratic Bloc Members Protest Internal Election Results", Tunisia-live.net 
  4. ^ Tunisie : L’Alliance Démocratique, nouvel acteur politique mené par les anciens du PDP, Tekiano, 8 November 2012, retrieved 7 October 2013