Socialist Forces Front

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Socialist Forces Front
Leader Hocine Aït Ahmed
Chairman Ali Laskri
Founded 29 September 1963
Headquarters Algiers, Algiers Province, Algeria
Ideology Social democracy
Berberism
Algerianism
Laïcité
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation Socialist International
People's National Assembly
27 / 462
Website
http://www.ffs-dz.com
Politics of Algeria
Political parties
Elections

The Socialist Forces Front (Berber: Tirni Iɣallen Inemlayen (RƔN), French: Front des Forces socialistes (FFS), Arabic: جبهة القوى الاشتراكية) is a social democratic and secularist political party, mainly supported by Kabyles in Algeria. It was formed in 1963 by Hocine Ait Ahmed. The FFS is a member of the Socialist International.

The party was formed 29 September 1963 in Tizi-Ouzou to oppose Ben Bella's government. Following the party's creation, a number of towns in Kabylia gave them their support. The Ben Bella government, aided by the Armée de Libération nationale, swiftly took control of the dissident towns during a mostly bloodless confrontation. Preferring to avoid direct conflict, the FFS and its soldiers retracted into the mountains from where they could launch guerrilla tactics.

It boycotted the 2002 elections.

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